The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1358  Monday 2 August 1999.

From:           Tom Dale Keever <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 1 Aug 1999 10:34:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Pasties: One More Helping

NPR's Weekend Edition reports this morning that bakers in Cornwall are
up in arms over a recent libelous swipe at their favorite meat pie in
The New York Times.  Actually two Times writers have bad-mouthed pasties
this month.
Here is what they have said:

"In Cornwall, Two Coasts In Four Days"


July 18, 1999

. . . But I had never understood what all the fuss was about. To me,
Cornwall meant an interminable, martially discordant drive from London.
It meant weird, un-American cuisine like pasties, murky turnovers of
potatoes, meat and mystery ingredients (one of my sisters-in-law rudely
refers to them as "dog en croute").

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"Perfecting the Art of the Tasty Escape"


July 25, 1999

. . .Not all the destinations have been a sure thing, as far as food
goes.  Cornwall, England, probably offers more bad food per square mile
than anywhere else in the civilized world. I have eaten the region's
renowned pasties by the dozen, and I am ready to pronounce a curse upon
them.  One of the novelty items you run across in Cornwall is a shiny
ceramic pasty, to be used as a paperweight or a doorstop, and I can't
see that it would be any worse than the real thing. It is surely
lighter. There's no point in going into detail on the local pasty known
as a "heavy."

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                Tom Dale Keever
  Graduate Fellow - Columbia University
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