The Geographic Travel of the Pasty:
The pasty in its present form came from Cornwall, England. The reason for the creation of the pasty in
The pasty was a huge hit with the Cornish miners. It quickly became a common dish in
Probably the most interesting place the Cornish and pasty went was the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Upper Peninsula (UP) has many resources including iron, copper, and silver. Small groups of Cornish immigrants migrated and became miners. Along with the Cornish were Finnish miners who adopted the pasty. Later even more Finns migrated to the UP. They saw their countrymen eating pasties and assumed it was some sort Finnish invention. The pasty was quickly adopted it into UP-Finnish culture. Today the UP is the only area of the
Doing a simple internet search will reveal an almost 50-50 split between the Cornish pasty and the "Finnish" pasty. Some of the top hits are from pasty shops in
Monday, May 08, 2006
Geography of Food: The Pasty
The pasty is a hearty food. Inside a thick crust can be found diced meat along with potato, onion, rutabaga, and other vegetables. Common toppings include salt and ketchup, lots and lots of ketchup.