Pasty ("pass*tee" served with Coleslaw)



A mixture of diced-up Onions, Carrots, Rutabagas, Potatoes, and Pasty Meat all inside a Golden Crust.


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The origins of the Pasty are largely unknown. It is generally accepted that the pasty (as we know it today), originates from Cornwall. It was here that they evolved to meet the needs of Cornish Tin Miners. Tradition claims that the pasty was originally made as lunch for Cornish Miners who were unable to return to the surface to eat. The story goes that, covered in dirt from head to foot (including some arsenic often found with tin), they could hold the pasty by the folded crust and eat the rest of the pasty without touching it, discarding the rest of it. The pasty they threw away was supposed to appease the knockers, capricious spirits in the miners who might otherwise lead miners into danger. The pasties dense, folded pastry could stay warm for 8 to 10 hours, and when carried close to the body, could help the miners stay warm. Pasties are still very popular throughout Devon, Cornwall, Wales, Ireland, and Brittany as well as other parts of the United Kingdom. Pasties in these areas are usually hand-made and sold in bakeries or specialty pasty shops. It is common in some areas for pasties to be eaten "on-th-move" from the paper bag they are sold in, making them essentially a fast food. (
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