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- ‘And as a boy in the Chablis region, I came to love the regional specialty known as Burgundy squab pie, made with a rich red-wine sauce.’
- ‘Once you caught and cleaned your bird, you've got free meat for squab pie or pickled pigeon.’
- ‘It is based on the big squab pies of North Africa and, if you double the quantities, it can feed a crowd.’
- ‘This way the young bird grew fatter and fatter until it became of a suitable size for squab pie and then it was simply untied, dispatched and cooked.’
2archaic A pie with a thick crust containing mutton, pork, onions, and apples.
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