The Brits invented Apple Pie!

We love Momma’s ol’ fashioned, home-baked, US apple pie as much as the next person, but we couldn’t keep this to ourselves. While digging around for some British baking inspiration, we came across a revelatory discovery: the Brits invented apple pie! It turns out the first reference to the irresistible combination of sugared pastry and apples was by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1381:

Chaucer was a poet in the Middle Ages, better known for his somewhat salacious accounts of British life, but it seems he was also a dab hand in the kitchen.

We don’t mean to gloat (we realise we’re in the minority here) and to claim apple pie as our own would be madness: it is more American than a cowboy in a KFC. Rather, we see this as a celebration of our shared history and culture. Brits and Americans after all are cousins, and it makes sense that we have the same good taste, whether it be for apple pie, or Shepherd’s!

Could you make room for a Union Jack in there?

Now, who remembers the controversy we caused with the baseball allegations?

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