The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition Results Are In

A new champion has emerged.

Close-up of a man’s hands holding an Australian meat pie with a bite taken out of it.

Every year bakers from around Australia bake up their very best pies in hope of claiming the gold at the Great Aussie Pie Competition. For more than 30 years the competition has been the pinnacle for fine purveyors of pies and sausage rolls.

This year, the title for best plain meat pie was taken out by Whittlesea Bakehouse, a bakery that’s about an hour north of Melbourne. The bakery took out top gong ahead of Four Seasons Patisserie Cafe and Bakery from Wycombe, Western Australia.

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Other major title winners at the 2022 edition of the Great Aussie Pie Competition include:

  • Best Gourmet Pie | Miss Amelia Gourmet, Wodonga VIC for its Chinese BBQ pork belly pie
  • Plain Sausage Roll | The Little Red Grape Bakery, Sevenhill SA for its plain beef sausage roll
  • Gourmet Sausage Roll | Gippsland Gourmet Pies, Nambrok VIC for its pork with caramelised apple sausage roll

Further awards went to Country Cob Bakery in Springvale for its pepper beef pie, Parkview Bakery for its Moroccan chicken pie, among other winners that can be seen here.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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