There’s nothing better than an old-fashioned pork pie. The Chefs at Wickedfood Cooking School in Johannesburg, were recently given the task of creating an old fashioned English pork pie for the purpose of selling them at WIckedfood Earth’s community market held every Saturday. A classic pork pie has three components: crust, filling and “jelly” or a gelatin-thickened stock which is poured in through a hole in the top crust while the pie is still warm from the oven. Why the jelly? Because these pies bake for a good 90 minutes. In that time the fresh pork is going to lose some if its moisture. The jelly is a way of putting back some of that moisture, as well as adding extra flavour. A thing of beauty – plump, handsome, yet unmistakably homely.