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I learned something new at DiFara today! Square pie news (to me)

Olive123 | Jan 7, 201104:37 PM

All these years I, a vegetarian, stayed clear of the delicious looking square pie. I believed that the sauce for the square pies was made with meat, having read it here and elsewhere. Today I dutifully split a round pie with my husband while watching longingly as he ate his additional square slices. He was kind enough to toss me the non-saucy bits of crust so I could enjoy the char. On the way out, I inquired about the sauce. Margaret said that they used to use meat in the sauce for the square pies, but they discovered that cooking it down so much they weren't losing anything in complexity without it. They haven't used meat in that sauce for years, she said! So much wasted time! I could have tried the square slices ages ago. Sadly, they were out of dough at that point, and someone had just bought up the last of the square pieces. A return trip is clearly in order for me.

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