The Cornish Pasty
The following comments etc. about the Cornish Pasty are kindly contributed by Mr Henry "Oggy" Trelissick, a fellow pasty historian and Member of the Ancient Order of Pasty Antiquarians ...........
A comment from my good friend, "Oggy", about the Uzbek pasty
(taken from his email)
> According to my sources, the Uzbek pasty was probably a Chuchvara.
>This is a meat and onion filled item, usually boiled in broth, but
>occasionally baked. The one striking thing about the Chuchvara is that it
>has a distinct lateral crimp, evidence, perhaps, of the innate cultural
>conservatism of the region.
> The Black Night Hawk Moth (Webmaster - see HERE)
> Do you think the huge accumulations of Black Night's were
>responsible for the tradition of banning women from the pasty orchards while
>the pollen was blowing. I'm sure I have heard young girls being told "Come
>away in, maid, or the night moths will get 'ee."
> I have been doing some research into the pasty in myth and legend.
>There are some good yarns to be told. Not just Jack Trevaskis, but story
>like the defeat of King Arthur at Camlann being due of the failure of the
>pasty harvest - probably because of unseasonable drought during
>pollination, but put down to the behaviour of Gwenny Balmaiden. The yarns
>will need careful editing, 'cos there is some awful nonsense out there.
>PS. Interesting to note that the Ironbridge Pasty has a top crimp, though
>rather reduced from its Devon progenitor.
Webmaster - There is a photograph of this pasty on this page of The Cornish Pasty: English Pasties