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The Boston Globe

Food & dining

Meat pies making a comeback

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

That meat pies are experiencing a resurgence can be attributed to both the wintry season and still fragile economy, and the introduction here, two years ago, of the Australian variety. Aussie native Samuel Jackson showcases his individual, hand-held meat pies at KO Catering and Pies in South Boston and East Boston. As common and iconic as American burgers, Australian meat pies at KO have a short-crust bottom and puff-pastry top, and fillings for the 5-inch rounds include classic ground beef and onion in gravy, braised lamb shank, Irish beef stew, and curried vegetable.

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