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The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

  • About

The pasty was the world’s first portable lunch. There are as many questions about exactly what goes into a Cornish pasty as there are recipes. First let it be said that the pasty may not have actually originated in Cornwall, though it certainly became uniquely associated with that county a long time ago. The word ‘pasty’ was used in medieval times to mean a pie containing venison and to distinguish it from a pie which had several different ingredients.

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