In the 1700Â´s, the traditional Cornish Pasty was popularized
in England as tasty, yet economical, "packed lunch" for Cornish Tin
Miners. Jealously guarded recipes of meat, potatoes, onions, turnips, and
other vegetables and flavorings, even sweets, were combined; then
wrapped in special-recipe pastry and baked overnight to provide a
satisfying lunch for the hungry men; deep underground at the pit face.
Over the years, Pasties have become a popular menu item in British Pubs
and are regularly served as a wholesome meal in many British homes.