David K. Joyce

Miners lunch

The Cornish miners that came to the Keweenaw Peninsula's mines 150 years ago (!) brought their traditional lunch-time meal with them -the Cornish pasty. Just like back in the tin miners of Cornwall, their wives made pasties of meat, turnip, potatoes, etc., in a yummy pastry pocket. People on the U.P. make those pasties to this day and they are available in shops and grocery stores everywhere in the area. Pasties are a "comfort food" perfect to enjoy after a hard working morning on the rock dump. It is one of my favourite things that I enjoy on my trips to the U.P. I seemed to want a nap after each pasty meal...