The Cornish Pasty
One of the most exciting things for me as Dacey’s Tours starts planning another escorted tour of Cornwall is that when I arrive not only do I get to re acquaint myself with that rugged coastline the Cornish people, stay in some really cool hotels, but one of the truly great things about a Dacey’s tours. I will get to eat a few Cornish Pasties (the staple diet of any healthy Cornish-man) They even sell the pasty in far flung places like Minneapolis although the ones I buy here are just plain old Pasties you are not allowed to call it the Cornish Pasty unless it is made in Cornwall. To taste a Cornish pasty on a cool windy day in St Ives dodging the seagulls there is no better pasty experience!
So for those booked on the September trip (if you have not booked send your booking form in right away we are filling fast) to get you in the mood I have attached the description of a true Cornish pasty
A genuine Cornish pasty has a distinctive ‘D’ shape and is crimped on one side, never on top. The texture of the filling for the pasty is chunky, made up of uncooked minced or roughly cut chunks of beef (not less than 12.5%), swede, potato and onion and a light peppery seasoning.
For more information about Cornish pasties go to www.cornishpastyassociation.co.uk