August 22: Flash Fiction Challenge

Time to refine your stories into 99 words no more no less for this week’s Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction..And a chance to read a delightful post on the various versions and the properties of the pasty.. Having eaten homemade and authentic Cornish Pasties in the county itself, It is a hearty dish that is a family favourite.. so head over and enjoy and find out what this week’s prompt is..

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Pasty Fest holds all the old world charm: Finnish dancers in traditional dress, street-side vendors in the shadow of copper-mining era buildings, and — of course — pasties. Hearty dough enfolds savory meats and vegetables, and old-world debates rage across the Keweenaw to declare who first brought pasties to the region.

Pronounced pass-tee (like from the past, not pastey glue), the etymology is British. Tradition holds that Cornish miners from England introduced expertise, technology, and pasties to the Keweenaw when copper mining began during the 1840s. However, a contender for origination comes from Finland. During ethnic events like Pasty Fest, the Finns of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan declare the food a Finnish specialty.

The dispute doesn’t end with who brought pasties from the old world to the new.

Another debate contends which filling is best — sliced or diced. Those in the veggies-must-be-diced corner claim the “grandma says” rule…

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