Chicken, beef, lamb, apple, rhubarb, mushroom, fish, beans, pasta, cheese ... wrap anything in a case of pastry and you have perhaps the most Australian food you can get your hands on, literally.
Whether you're eating one at the footy, or serving the family a comforting dinner, pies are among the most loved of meals.
June 1 is National Pie Day, an idea that started in the Southern Highlands of NSW in 2017 - the region renames itself the Southern Pie-lands for the month of June - but across the nation pie makers, and pie eaters, are getting in on the action.
All-round Aussie legend Robert "Dipper" DiPierdomenico is the official Pie Minister, and he wants us all to top up the sauce bottle and get involved.
"You can wrap anything in pastry and it will taste good," he says. "There are all kinds of pies these days, square pies, oval pies, round pies, and so many different kinds of fillings as well.
"Pie Day, or really June is Pie Month, is a great opportunity for us all to support our pie makers and get out and meet them and buy their pies."
He loves the idea that every town in Australia boasts "Australia's Number One Pie"; he admits he's quite often offered bribes - "not the done thing for the Pie Minister I know" - by pie makers wanting him to show some favour.
We both agree there's nothing like a pie at the footy.
"You line up for too long, get your pie, take the cellophane off and it drips all over your shirt," he says.
"Then you take your first bite and it's boiling hot and you burn your mouth, but you know you're at the footy."
I can't quite come at the way he eats his pies.
"It's all about the crust," he says. "I take the lid off with a spoon, scoop out the filling, mix it with some sauce, mix the lid back in with it and then put it back in the pie and eat it."
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