Today, we are looking for beach food! What is a better place than along the Boardwalk at St Ives! Find your place in the sun and pull up a chair! We are on Vaca!
This is how you do utensils at the beach!
And, this is what you drink…….mimosas………
Add, a big chunky, cheesy, cornish pie, a salad and sandwich and you are good to go! Well, more than good to go……….. good for a week! For hubby, add tea with a home-made tea cosy to keep it warm!
The Cornish pie or baked pasty is a food particularly associated with Cornwall and the men, who worked the tin mines. It is made by placing an uncooked filling , typically meat and vegetables, on one half of a flat shortcrust pastry circle. Then you fold the pastry in half to wrap the filling in a semicircle and crimp the curved edge to form a seal before baking. In Cornwall the pasty is formed in the shape of a “D” with the crimping to the side. The miners had a complete meal that could be easily carried and eaten without utensils and could stay warm for several hours. If it did get cold, it could easily be warmed up on a shovel over a candle! The pasty was side crimped so the miner might hold the edge of the pastry, so his dirty fingers (possibly including traces of arsenic) did not touch his food or his mouth! The edges of the pasty were thrown away. Maybe, I have this in my DNA, because I never like the crusts or hard edges of any baked or toasted food! Ha ha! Often pasties were marked at one end with an initial, so the miner could recognize his pasty, if it was not all eaten at once. There is a belief that the pastry on a good pasty should be strong enough to withstand a drop down a mineshaft and the barley flour that was typically used, did not make hard dense pastry………
The traditional Cornish Pastry is filled with beef, sliced or diced potato, swede (also known as a yellow turnip or rutabaga) and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and is baked. Today, the pasty is the food most associated with Cornwall. It is regarded as the National Dish and accounts for 6% of the Cornish food economy. Warrens is the Oldest Cornish Pasty Maker in the World!
The Skys Diner was packed everyday and was also busy with tourists taking out shopping bags full of pasties!
The Cornish Pasties……..all lined up in the windows……
Another good St Ives vaca food was the pizza! It was served with a cheesy garlic bread, shaped very similar to a pasty! Well, I think we’ve loaded up on enough calories for one vacation…….time for that walk on the beach!
I hope you have enjoyed my foodie post for Friday from St Ives………… If you would like to post your foodie photos from around the world, just leave a comment with your post and share a little about where and what you were eating! I’ll share them in my following posts every Friday! Here are few from the past week! Some good eating here!
Better get your tastebuds ready! TravelWithMe
It’s a perfect day for this! Geriatrixfotogallerie
Ju-Lyn is introducing us to Sutay! TouringMyBackyard
PS I am away on travels this week (YEAH) so this post has been pre-scheduled. I will not be able to read or comment on your thoughts for a few days, but I will get to them when I get back! Adding some new adventures! Cady