A potato-top pie has won the top pie award at the 19th annual Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards.
The tasty treat, from New World Greenmeadows bakery in Napier, beat 512 other competitors at the gala dinner on Tuesday night.
Judges described the pie as a “perfect ratio between a flavoursome filling, a super creamy potato top, and a delicious pastry shell.”
Great that we have pie awards.
But I detect something very sinister in the list of winners. Have a look:
Gold Award Winners
Mince and Gravy: Khemara Yin, The Bakehouse Café, Thames
Steak and Gravy: Bunchoeun Keo, One Tree Bakery, Mt Maunganui
Chicken and Vegetable: Srieng Choeu, Fresh Bun Café, Tuakau
Gourmet Fruit (Blueberry and Spiced Apple): Sao Bunarith, Dairy Flat Bakery, Albany
Gourmet Meat (Butter Chicken): Srieng Choeu, Fresh Bun Café, Tuakau
Vegetarian (Bok Choy, Carrot, Parsnip and Kumara): Bunny Te, Angkor Wat Bakery and Café, Bay of Plenty
Bacon and Egg: Vong Hean, Mairangi Bay Bakery, Mairangi Bay
Mince and Cheese: Sopheap Chouk, Te Awamutu Bakehouse Café, Te Awamutu
Steak and Cheese: Roger Cathro, Pak n Save, Petone
Potato Top Pie: New World Greenmeadows, Napier
Commercial Wholesale: Phil Lyons, Couplands Bakeries, Christchurch
Café Boutique (Caramelised Walnuts, Pear and Blue Cheese Tart): Zaqeeyan Zakhiyan, Divine Cakes and Desserts, Christchurch
Nine out of the 11 winners have chinese sounding surnames. According to the Labour Party and Phil Twyford it is absolutely implausible they could all be New Zealanders, as Chinese are just 9.5% of Auckland.
So I expect Labour to demand an urgent inquiry into the foreign takeover of the Kiwi pie industry.