Cornish pasties

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Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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Pasties are semi-circular hand pies with a distinctive crimped edge. Today they are often sold in British train stations with a range of fillings, but in the past they were only made with meat, potato, onion and turnip. They were eaten by fishermen and other workmen, but especially by the miners of Cornwall in the many tin, silver and copper mines that are still dotted around the rugged landscape of the Cornish peninsula. An 1861 newspaper article from Leeds indicates that the Cornish pasty