Cornwall Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties
Cornish Pasties

To finish off here one of the local specialies, the Cornish Pasties. A pasty consists of a half-moon shaped pastry bag that is filled, in the classical version, with beef, potatoes and vegetables, which make up a complete meal. It was made for miners to take with them to work, the ruffled edge is simply the handle to hold, since tin mining also yields arsenic, and the hands of the miners were contaminated. So they held it at the edge an discarded it afterwards.

Traditionally you buy pasties at the bakery (even more traditional is to make it yourself).Today there are pasty shops all over Britain, there are even chains now. The principle of the filled pastry allows all kind of fillings, therefore you get them in lots of varieties these days.

With this the foto gallery ends. I'm sure there are numerous other interesting areas in Cornwall, but I can't show everything here. I hope that I could at least give some impression of the county.

If you are interested, here is a map with all the places shown in this gallery