History

The Cornish pasty originally evolved to meet the needs of tin mining, a once very important industry in Cornwall. A hearty meal wrapped in a pastry casing made for a very practical lunch (or "croust", as they used to call it ) down in the dark and damp tunnels of the mine. Some mines even built huge ovens on the surface to keep the miner's pasties hot until it was time to eat.

The pasty's ingredients are prepared and wrapped in pastry prior to cooking. Early pasties had jam or fruit and one end so that the miner could have dessert too (we don't do a dessert pasty - yet!)

Connecting those from Cornwall

People from Cornwall have emigrated all over the world. To visit New Zealand's Cornish Association website. click here >
A bi-annual gathering is held in USA. click here >

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