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Yanks to get a taste for Cockney Pie and Mash

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:13 05 October 2010

Jim Thurston, the Pieman, is set to conquer American tastebuds.

Jim Thurston, the Pieman, is set to conquer American tastebuds.

Americans are about to get a taste of East London's famed pie, mash and liquor. Eelhouse, a company based in Essex, is currently in talks with American food company Seven Nations on opening a branch in New York City.

Americans are about to get a taste of East London's famed pie, mash and liquor.

Eelhouse, a company based in Essex, is currently in talks with American food company Seven Nations on opening a branch in New York City.

"We hope to take a traditional pie'n'mash shop in East London and drop it into New York City," said Jim Thurston, also known as 'The Pieman'.

"It makes sense to bring it to them and not just keep it in London."

The company currently delivers pie, mash and liquor throughout the UK, but hopes to bring the deliverable delicacies to the States. A party pack of 12 pies, 12 mash and 12 liquor costs £96.

"Seven Nations already has a kitchen, so once we can get that up and running around New York then we can try to start delivering to other places like Miami," Jim said. "But America is a really big place. So far we've heard from people in Las Vegas and Miami who want pie, mash and liquor."

There are already several British fish and chip shops and English tearooms throughout New York, but Eelhouse wants to introduce the East End dish into pubs and cafes throughout the Big Apple.

"No one there knows what a pie, mash and liquor is," Jim said. "We're re-birthing a product. Americans like pies already, so we're at least halfway there.


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