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6 British Pies Renamed as ‘Waitress’ Specials

11 October 2018 by Suzy Evans
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The West End is about to get a lot of sugar, butter, and flour when “Waitress” hits the stage in February 2019. Based on the 2007 movie starring Keri Russell, the musical follows small-town waitress Jenna as she searches for the recipe for happiness and the perfect pie.

In the show, which features a score by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, Jenna creates inventive names for her culinary creations, like “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie,” “Marshmallow Mermaid Pie,” and “Sweet Victory Pie.” In honour of the musical coming to the Adelphi Theatre, we renamed some of the most famous British savoury pies as if they were in “Waitress.”

Get tickets to see “Waitress” at the Adelphi Theatre.

Steak and Ale Pie (Courtesy of BBC)

Steak and Ale Pie = Party in a Pie
Pastry? Good. Meat? Good. Beer? Good. All the fixings of a fun time are in this recipe, it’s basically a party in your mouth.

Chicken and Mushroom Pie (Courtesy of BBC)

Chicken and Mushroom Pie = Eat Your Sorrows Pie
This pie is the definition of comfort food. Feeling sad and blue? This pie is basically a warm hug in food form.

Pork Pie (Courtesy of BBC)

Pork Pie = Dead Pig Walking Pie
The original pork pie dates back to the 14th century, and they used to be served up in coffin-like dishes.

Fish Pie (Courtesy of BBC)

Fish Pie = Under the Sea Pie
From prawns to cod, there can be all kinds of underwater creatures in fish pie, and they’re swimming under the surface of mashed potatoes.

Cottage Pie (Courtesy of BBC)

Cottage Pie = Clean Out the Fridge Pie
Cottage pie is named for the typically poorer folks who lived in cottages and would use the scraps to make a meal. Today, we call that cleaning out the fridge.

Shepherd’s Pie (Courtesy of BBC)

Shepherd’s Pie = Flock of Sheep Pie
The lamb is what differentiates this from cottage pie, because shepherds watch sheep, i.e. lambs.