Irish chef Richard Corrigan has blasted an award-winning vegan pie, saying he feels like he’s going to cry at the thought of vegan millennials taking over the world.
The curried sweet potato and butternut squash pie, which was awarded Supreme Champion at the recent British Pie Awards, was made by butcher Jon Thorner from Somerset. Jon, whose company previously took home the Class Champion title for their steak and kidney pie in 2017, said that he was delighted about how successful this new, plant-based pie had been.
However, not everyone was happy about the success, with Irish chef Richard Corrigan reportedly stating that he feels the pie is a disgraceful “pie in the sky”. Speaking to The Telegraph, Richard claimed that millennials have taken over everything and that pie-making has been totally taken over by vegans.
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Matthew O’Callaghan, chairman of the awards, has stated that he doesn’t agree with Richard in the slightest. Commenting after the awards, Matthew said:
“This year's Supreme Champion was outstanding and well deserving of the accolade. From its very appearance on the judging tray, you knew it was going to do well and it didn't disappoint when it was opened and tasted. This pie isn't just for vegans, it's a pie for everybody. With this award, we can truly say that veganism is now entering the mainstream of British food."
The success of this vegan pie further cements the rising popularity of veganism around the world. With vegan menus and eateries popping up all over the country, it’s obvious that the vegan trend isn’t going anywhere, meaning Richard Corrigan might just have to come around to the idea of plant-based food!
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