I don’t know about you, but when I think of comfort food, Turkey Pot Pie is one of the first things to come to mind. Warm and hearty, it’s a perfect winter meal. This dish has been a favorite comfort food for centuries, but where did this tasty dish come from, and how has it evolved over the years? Read on to find out!
The turkey pot pie is an American invention. It was invented in the early 1800s by a French chef named Montague Lambert, who had moved to New England after fighting with Napoleon’s Army during the Napoleonic Wars. The turkey was not yet plentiful then, so he used other meats such as chicken and pork instead of turkey in his pot pies.
The turkey pot pie was first mentioned in print in 1836, in a cookbook called The Frugal Housewife. The recipe for turkey pot pie calls for a pastry crust on the bottom and top of the pie, with a stew made of turkey or chicken, potatoes, carrots, and peas inside.
The popularity of the turkey pot pie exploded during World War II, when rationing made it difficult to get traditional ingredients like flour and butter. Pot pies were an easy way to make a filling and satisfying meal using only rationed ingredients.
As you can see, turkey pot pies have a rich history that dates back hundreds of years. If your family loves turkey pot pie as much as mine does, check out our new Turkey Pot Pie Pasty, available only in person at Union Jacks Pasty Shack from Friday January 28th 2022. To find us click here: https://www.unionjackspastyshack.com/find-us