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is there a devon pasty nipper?

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Message 1 - posted by new forest polecat, Apr 15, 2006

an if there is, woss the difference between them ana cornish pasty then nipper?
apart from one coming from devon an one coming from cornwall.<laugh>
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Message 2 - posted by 'ampshire 'og, Apr 16, 2006

Ise eard o they Devon Dumplins any good to yer nipper?
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Message 3 - posted by U3508276 - alt id 4, Apr 16, 2006

As an incommer but with an increasing knowlege and experience of Devon and Cornwall I'd say that pasties which are just meat and potato pies with an idiosycratic twisted over thick join in the crust are the same everywhere. Some tweak them with bits of turnip etc and now their are dozens of veggie and atternate fillings. The only abominations not worthy of the name pasty are made by Ginsters. As to the rating of the rest it depends on the quality of the meat and seasoning and sometimes a little gravy.Most are dry thin shortcrust but the ones you buy on the seafront from the shop next to Mr Whippy may be alarmingly puff.
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Message 4 - posted by U2448401, Apr 16, 2006

Beware these discussions are circular. On the old Devon board we had a mad debate on cream teas and whether they were peculiarly local. Some amateur historian from Tavistock found a line in a fifteenth (or thereabouts) text that suggested monks in that town had plied travellers with cake or similar possibly swamped with clotted cream. He ignored the fact that The East Indies and China didn't export tea for another three hundred years and that it was a nationwide aristocratic thing 'till the price dropped.Traditionally the board will now get swamped with nostalgic or orgasmic discriptions of pasties or cream teas that have had a lasting impact. Each to his own.

John of Paddington has a particular fascination with honey on stale scones and he may fetch up a navelty view on eg frozen pasties.Any port in the storm of abject hunger I say.
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Message 5 - posted by TheChaosengine100, Apr 16, 2006

I dont think there is a devon equivilant of the cornish pasty, there were moves to only allow pasties made in Cornwall to be called Cornish. I do not remember what happened about that argument.
One thing that I do know is, they are generally overpriced, underfilled, over pastried items.
And why is it that they are generally filled with the absolutely worst cuts of some non descript grey meaty matter ?
Best pasty I have tried was from the Pasty Shop in Bude, a steak and gravy one, which actually tasted like its description.
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Message 6 - posted by U3508276 - alt id 4, Apr 16, 2006

I agree.
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Message 7 - posted by TheChaosengine100, Apr 16, 2006

wow..... we agree upon something .... !!!
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Message 8 - posted by Researcher 2922573, Apr 16, 2006

The best Cornish Pasty I have ever tasted was from a shop called ''Annies'' in Carbis Bay. They were made for the shop by a local woman who had won prizes for her pasties. . Don,t all rush down there at once. If you do , enjoy them they are really tasty.

ps. No I am not on commission. I live in Woolton in Liverpool. If she would like to send some to me I could sit there eating them and think of thoses sunny days in St. Ives. A beautiful place . Lets hope it never changes.
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Message 9 - posted by U3508276 - alt id 4, Apr 16, 2006

Would it be a good thing if out of county versions were prohibited? Presumably Ginsters would get protection and the worst pasty in the world would be perpetuated.
I dont think there is a devon equivilant of the cornish pasty, there were moves to only allow pasties made in Cornwall to be called Cornish. I do not remember what happened about that argument.
One thing that I do know is, they are generally overpriced, underfilled, over pastried items.
And why is it that they are generally filled with the absolutely worst cuts of some non descript grey meaty matter ?
Best pasty I have tried was from the Pasty Shop in Bude, a steak and gravy one, which actually tasted like its description.

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Message 10 - posted by U3775715 - alt id 1, Apr 16, 2006

Fifteenth? Century or what?
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Message 11 - posted by TheChaosengine100, Apr 16, 2006

Personally I think Ginsters should be sued for the 'missrepresentation of goods'.
The worst thing is, people elsewhere in the country actually believe that a Ginsters pasty is a genuine one !
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Message 12 - posted by U3508276 - alt id 4, Apr 16, 2006

There has been a recent and lengthy debate about pasties generally based on the Cornish boards.
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Message 13 - posted by Researcher 2922573, Apr 16, 2006

They were going a bit stale . So we have started a new one.
There has been a recent and lengthy debate about pasties generally based on the Cornish boards.

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Message 14 - posted by Rob, Apr 16, 2006

A pasty is a pasty wherever it comes from.
Ugh!!
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Message 15 - posted by U2448401, Apr 16, 2006

What would you prefer as a simple hand held snack?
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Message 16 - posted by U3775715 - alt id 1, Apr 16, 2006

I like vegetable samosas.
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Message 17 - posted by Rob, Apr 16, 2006

Bacon butties do it for me, or perhaps fish and chips, burgers, hot dogs.
You know what I'm saying, something with a bit of class.

Anything but pasties UGH!
How about you Guz?
What would you prefer as a simple hand held snack?

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Message 18 - posted by Rob, Apr 16, 2006

I'll go with that
I like vegetable samosas.

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Message 19 - posted by U2448401, Apr 16, 2006

I went through a phase of Dunkin Donuts but they so effectively changed my shape that I started eating fruit. But Yes samosas are probably the tasty snack of the moment.
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Message 20 - posted by Rob, Apr 16, 2006

You have a problem with your waistline then Guz?
I went through a phase of Dunkin Donuts but they so effectively changed my shape that I started eating fruit. But Yes samosas are probably the tasty snack of the moment.

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