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Southern Highlands, Victoria stake their claims to be the nation's pie capital

Ben Langford
By Ben Langford
Updated June 3 2022 - 5:31am, first published June 2 2022 - 9:00pm
Food historian Lauren Samuelsson of Helensburgh explains the lasting appeal of the meat pie. Picture: ADAM McLEAN.

Almost every food culture in the world has some version of the pie - from empanadas in South America to spanikopita in Greece, Macedonian burek, and pie-like giant dumplings in northern China. Australia evolved its own blander version, it's fair to say, which would have fit the palate of a country that was yet to see much garlic until the 1970s.

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Ben Langford

Ben Langford

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