The Cornish Pasty
When my good friend, Mr Henry "Oggy" Trelissick, told me he was writing a scholarly treatise about the pasty family, I was so excited that I just had to share the news with you. Here is what his working first draft d'look like but it is marked "DO NOT QUOTE", so we had better not, then. But, 'tis so exciting!
Notes for first draft - DO NOT QUOTE
History tells us that the Celtic peoples were much feared as invaders in the 5th - 3rd centuries BC. Rome 387BC (PLINEY, Nat. Hist. 12.2.5). Delphi 279. Asia Minor 278 (HERODITOS,4, 149-58) It can be argued that this was a second wandering of the Celtic tribes and that their previous passage through the Old World is marked by fossilized remains and archaeological artifacts of pasticulture and pasty consumption.
Modern Genetic studies also have their part to play.
Cornwall. Expound on cultivation and Culture as far as politic
Devonshire Tiddy Oggy or Oggie as derivative artifact in attempt to steal Cornish mining magic
Bedfordshire Clanger - fruit & meat -!!. Priddy Oggie - Somerset - even more derived from Devonshire oggy
Lancashire Foot ] degraded remnant of a former flourishing culture. Bog Bodies' last
SCOTLAND -Forfar Bridie} meals not 'gruel'. Ayrshire "oggy" burials
IRELAND no Pasties. Cf snakes
Absent in WALES as a result of the Roman persecution of the Druids. Pasty groves felled. Tribes of N and S Wales of Irish extraction
FRANCE. The Chausson - true bred v. rare these days, almost extinct. Again due to a Roman over-reaction after hearing rumours of great wealth concealed in the sacred groves of Armorica. Nowadays, all France overwhelmingly partakes of the sweet chausson, which has spread from the South and East and is now heavily hybridised with the AUSTRO-GERMAN Strüdel strain (HEYSSICHER-SCHMIDT, 1942. Strüdelblütenstaub als Eroberer in Frankreich. Ann.Königl.Past.Zücht.Ver.Marburg, 84, (3), 134-139.) (1)
True pasty maintained by only a few families in CORNOUAILLES - Kernev-Veur. They have maintained Celtic Oral Tradition: living under greatly reduced circumstaces: sacrifices made to preserve the faith. Taken under vow of secrecy to visit and sample Breton chausson. Very similar to Cornish - side crimp. Cock and hen. Cruchier, more fragile crust (no mining tradition) and very delicately flavoured 'innards' (?Garlic?)
Discuss whether present day BRETON population and Culture derived from CORNWALL, or vice versa. King Arthus, Lancelot. The arrival of the Romans and the Cornish attitude to 'bleddy incomers'
Once again, you d'find only the facts on The Cornish Pasty.