Monday, March 31, 2014

Cornish Pasty

This postcard is great because the part of Mexico I come from was a large english settlement so pasties (known as pastes over here) are one of the main dishes of this region.
And I love the gold medal winner stamp as well, I can't believe the olympics were two years ago! 

A pasty  is a baked pastry, a traditional variety of which is particularly associated with Cornwall, the westernmost county in England. It is made by placing uncooked filling typically of meat and vegetables on a flat pastry circle and folding it to wrap the filling, crimping the edge to form a seal. After baking, the result is a raised semicircular food item.The traditional Cornish pasty is filled with beef, sliced or diced potato, swede (referred to in Cornwall as turnip) and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper. 
The origins of the pasty are unclear, though there are many references to them throughout historical documents and fiction. The pasty is now popular world-wide due to the spread of Cornish miners, and variations can be found in Australia, the United States, Mexico and elsewhere.

Thank you Carolyn!

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