Pie Barm: an unconventional traditional sandwich from Wigan – England

Wigan, is an English town west of Manchester, well known for its enthusiastic pie-eating. Whether it is covered in pea-wet or served up with chips, Wiganers are renowned for their love of all things pastry-wrapped, and the city also hosting the annual World Pie Eating Championship. But why has Wigan become so synonymous with pie, and Wigan folk have been called pie-eaters for almost a century? You’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s because of the sheer volume of pies that are consumed by locals every year. However, they don’t…

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