A very brief history of the Minsk Pie

Minsk Pie of Belarus.

Minsk Pie of Belarus.

A Minsk pie, also known as Minskie pie, is a small Belorussian based savoury meat based pie traditionally served during the Belorussian life day. It’s ingredients are traceable to the 16th century Minsk, when returning Slavic crusaders brought with them Middle Eastern recipes containing :

Adygeya Speckled Elk Rump, Oiled Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrugian Darting Halibut, and Pinsk gravy, in a crumbly pastry.

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Pavel Shayunou Netsviatayeva, Count of Minsk, Defender of Nablinsky.‏

Inventor of the Minsk Pie. Count Netsviatayeva of Minsk. Developed a pie suitable for the hard frost of Minsk to further the industry of the proletariat and benefit the ‘Heroes of the Russian Federation’.

A 19th-century Minsk pie crimper made of Belarussian Pigmy Elephant ivory, in the collection of The Children's Museum of Mother Russia.

A 19th-century Minsk pie crimper made of Belarussian Pigmy Elephant ivory, in the collection of The Children’s Museum of Mother Russia.

How many Minsk Pies have you had today?

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