Pie manufacturing still popular with Australian customers
January 26, 2023
Author: Emma Hodgson, Marketing Executive
It’s Australia day today, and what better way to celebrate than with one of Australia’s most popular meals – the meat pie! In a nationwide survey to find out which dish was considered by most residents as ‘Australia’s National Dish’ – Roast Lamb was number one, with meat pies coming in at number 7!
Together with our agents, FPE we have worked together with Australian Food Manufacturers to produce high quality pie fillings such as Steak Bake, Chicken & Ham and Bacon & Egg. These can be cooked at high-speed using our patented Jet Cook Technology, keeping the particulate integrity and achieving great taste and texture.
This video shows a Steak Pie Filling which was cooked in our very own Product Development Kitchen.
The history of the meat pie in Australia
An Australian meat pie was produced in 1947 and the rest is history. However, Australia’s love affair with meat pies was sparked in the early 1800’s, when the first, steam-powered commercial wheat mill opened in Sydney.
But pie manufacturers pre-date this, as records show the humble pie was first imagined as far back as the second century AD, as a way to hold cooked meat. The container being the pastry.