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“Then there’s the Cornish pasty. Essentially a peppery beef stew in an edible pastry flask, the pasty is shaped like a capital D, with a folded-over crust around the curve. This is so that Cornish tin miners, who used to wind up with a lot of arsenic on their fingers, could eat most of their lunch and discard the crust somewhere deep underground. Local legend claimed that the crusts were being thrown as offerings to the spirits of the mind, called knockers.”
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