Calling all cooks - our pie recipe comp has started!

Crock pot cookerWhether it’s something warming in winter, or something hearty for all the family to enjoy, the humble pie is a cornerstone of British cuisine and to celebrate British Pie Week, Kitchen Geekery, in partnership with Essential Cuisine are launching a competition to find the best savory pie recipes – both traditional and contemporary.

£500 worth of prizes to be won!

The best ten recipes will be tested and photographed, and the writer of the winning recipe will receive a generous package of prizes worth £250!

The winner receives;

  • A Crock Pot Slow Cooker
  • A Breville Pie Maker
  • A collection of larder Ingredients from The Good Food Network
  • An Essential Cuisine Cookbook
  • A box of cooking stocks, an apron and some drizzle bottles

Nine runners up will each receive a box of the excellent, Essential Cuisine cooking stocks worth £25.

How to enter

The closing date for entries is May 1st 2013, and entries must be sent to by then. Unfortunately, only residents of the United Kingdom are eligible for this particular competition, but we do welcome recipes from everyone all over the world.


  • The recipe should include a clear list of ingredients, and measurements must be provided in imperial and metric (ideally!)
  • The recipe should have a short introduction, and a clear to follow method
  • An example recipe can be found here
  • You do not need to provide a fact, but a large (the original) photo would be welcome, but is not essential

We reserve the right to publish any entries to the competition on the website, in either original or amended form.

This competition is ran in accordance with our standard rules, which can be found here.


The winner of the competition will be anounced in mid April. Good luck to you all! 

About us

Essential cuisine cooking stocksKitchen Geekery is a website for the discerning foodie, for cooks and lovers of food to learn more about what they eat and prepare, and to share recipes.

Essential Cuisine Cooking Stocks are made with the serious home chef in mind. Making stocks for professional chefs since, Essential Cuisine recognised a need for a high quality stock that really helped the nations home chefs get the very best from their stews, casseroles, braises, pies, soups, risottos, gravies and sauces.

With a range of stocks that includes chicken, beef, vegetable, fish, veal, and Lamb, they are perfect to use when making restaurant-quality and professional standard dishes. Rated by Good Food Magazine as the best powdered stocks in the country, and sold in over 200 farm shops, delis, and high quality butchers as-well-as being available in stores like; Harvey Nichols, Divertimenti, and through their own website.

Pie competition - May 01, 2013, 19:54


Hey guys! Was wondering when you are announcing the winner of this competition? I’ve noticed you extended the deadline from the 31st March to 1st May. I’ve certainly got my fingers crossed!!

Cheers, Melanie xx

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