We had the extreme luck to be invited over to enjoy our friend Dorian’s wonderful Irish feast last night. Dinner included delicious corned beef and cabbage and colcannon, but our absolute favorite was the beef and Guinness pie: savory beef, onions and mushrooms in a beer gravy inside a puff pastry. So, so good. Dorian used the Saveur recipe, but added an extra layer of puff pastry. She wasn’t happy with that addition, since she couldn’t get the pastry to cook all the way through, but it’s safe to say her guests didn’t notice! Dorian says, “I took liberties with the choice of bakeware (still scared of my Pyrex rectangle baker!) and I’d not use double the puff pastry for the aforementioned gummy reasons, but the pic turned out kind of nice. Anyway, the recipe is really easy, a sort of throw-everything-in-the-pot and cook type of thing.” If that’s the case, maybe she’ll make this for us every week! –Mary T.