Yup word on the street is that pasties aren’t so Cornish after all. This is on a knead to know basis folks…
Acclaimed historian and food writer Peter Brears has made the rather bold claim that the Cornish pasty was in fact invented in London and not Cornwall as we’ve been led to believe.
Apparently it’s all related to the actual structure of a pasty, and how Cornwall basically never used meat in their pasties in the 19th century. Allegedly it was London bakers who came up with the unique recipe of selecting only meat, potatoes, onions etc as the filling, rejecting all other traditional ingredients.
If we’re being honest we don’t really care who invented them, just that they were invented. After all, they are yet to invent a better train station tidbit/football match morsel/bad break-up-bite-to-eat.