The Oggie from Cornish Pasty Co.

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55: The Oggie from Cornish Pasty Co.

The Cornish pasty (PASS-tee) comes from Cornwall, England, where miners would munch on these savory turnovers featuring a short-crust pastry enfolding a filling of hearty goodness baked by their wives or mothers. And since their hands would often be covered in arsenic from the mine, they'd toss the "handle," or thick, crimped edge along the crust, when they were done.

Thankfully, no tossing of crusts is necessary when ordering one up at the Cornish Pasty Co., the restaurant of tasty eats and brews with locations in Tempe and Mesa. And even though there's over 35 kinds of pasties to choose from, call us traditional, but we're sticking wtih The Oggie -- the, um, traditional pasty.

Inside a crazy-good, thick crust packed with chunks of tender steak, potatoes, onion, and rutabaga, the Oggie is a hearty meal of warm, comforting goodness complete with a side of red wine gravy. Did we mention the crust is crazy-good? It is.

This pasty packs a punch, and perfect with a cold American craft beer or a UK or Belgian classic.

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Jim Wearne
Jim Wearne

Correction, please-The article refers to "Cornwall, England."  Cornwall is not part of England.  It is a separate nation which is next to England, like Wales.  Mind you, the English Government doesn't agree with this, but historical, legal, linguistic, ethnic and many other precedents say it is true.  Cornwall (Kernow in Cornish) is one of the ancient Celtic nations and was a country before there was such a country as England.  Cornwall is a nation, always has been, always will be.

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