Homity pie

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Homity pie
Homity pie.jpg
Type Savoury pie
Place of origin Great Britain
Main ingredients Pastry shell, potatoes, onions, leeks, cheese
Cookbook: Homity pie  Media: Homity pie

Homity pie is a traditional British open vegetable pie. The pastry case contains a filling of potatoes and an onion and leek mixture, which is then covered with cheese.[1]

There is little known on the exact history of the dish. Some call it 'Devon Pie', believing it to be an English country recipe originating from Devon. Its origins are also claimed to date back to the Land girls of the Second World War and the restrictions imposed by wartime rationing.[2] What is known however is that the dish's mainstream popularity came from Cranks Vegetarian Restaurant, which opened in London in 1961, when vegetarianism gained support from the hippie subculture.[3]

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  1. ^ Olson, Donald (2006). England For Dummies®. (3rd ed.). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-79409-0. 
  2. ^ Canter, David (1 Sep 1982). The Cranks Recipe Book (1st ed.). London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. p. 141. ISBN 978-0460044165. 
  3. ^ Filgate, Celia Brooks Brown ; with photography by Gus (2005). World vegetarian classics. London: Pavilion. ISBN 1-86205-677-3. 

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