It seems that the pasty, and indeed Cornish food, is a common theme across Cornish societies and associations worldwide.
The Cornish Society of Greater Milwaukee has an annual Pasty Luncheon. This quote is from their Newsletter, ‘The Cornish Immigrant’: “The aroma of fresh, warm pasties (with rutabaga or without, as you choose) greeted about 40 members of the Cornish Society ..”
Their web site has recipes for the Cornish pasty, saffron cake, ‘cousin jack’ cookies, Cornish thimble tarts, and heavy cake.
As well as pasties they enjoyed a Celtic cousinly talk on Welsh Spoons.
The Society is planning to again participate along with the Welsh Club in Milwaukee’s Folk Fair in November, 2011.
Their latest Newsletter also contains lessons in conversation in the Cornish language.
Of course some members have headed off and will enjoy attending the next Gathering of Cornish Cousins in North America which is taking place from this Wednesday 10th until Sunday 14th August 2011 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, USA.
Details here: http://www.cornishfest.org/
People interested in the Cornish Society of Greater Milwaukee can write to:
4525 South River Ridge Blvd, Greenfield, WI 53228 USA
* rutabaga is the term used in much of North America for what the Cornish at home call a turnip (or elsewhere swede, yellow turnip, or neep).