Sunday, November 12, 2006

Cornish? No, pasties are from Devon

The Guardian

By Robin McKie

They have proudly borne the name of Cornwall to every part of the globe and become a culinary mainstay for Britain and many parts of America and Australia. Yet Cornish pasties are imposters, it transpires. They really come from Devon, historians argued last week.
As suggestions go, it is one of the most regionally inflammatory claims that could be made: the equivalent to saying Rangers and Celtic are really Edinburgh clubs, or Yorkshire puddings are from Lancashire.


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