Daily Archives: 5, August 2011

Happy Weekend!

Raspberry peach cobbler ... mmm ... Photo credit: Simone Anne

Ahhh … the start of the weekend! Tonight, we celebrated with dinner at Chow’s in San Francisco – a sweet little spot on Church Street. After a busy week, there’s nothing like their raspberry peach cobbler with ice cream, which I have to say resembles a traditional British crumble.

Have a fabulous weekend, dear readers! Thank you for a fantastic week! See you back here bright and early on Monday!


You Say Pasty, I Say Pasty

These pasties are not edible.

A couple of days ago, I blogged about Cornish pasties and their protected status. In my haste, I realize that I completely neglected to call attention to the fact that pasties (pronounced pas tees in the UK) and pasties (pronounced pey stees in the US) have the same spelling but are entirely different animals. And you wouldn’t really want to confuse the two. Or eat one while wearing the other.

I have had no luck, to date, figuring out where pasties got their name, assuming that the meat pie version came first. Did the nipple cover industry one day decide that their product needed a snappier name? Maybe something resembling a popular quick lunch food that was popular with miners?! Your guess is as good as mine.