By the time youread this Ollie willbe, or is, on his wayhome. That is onlyafter having rackedup 36,000 + mileson his recently pur-chased 1972Oldsmobile 442while traversing theU.S. and Canada.Just where ishome for Ollie? Hehails from Cornwall,England. Cornwallis at the southwest corner of the country, bordered on the north by theCeltic Sea, and on the south by the English Channel. Cornwall, acounty, has a population of 535,000 and boasts of all of one city, Truro.It’s most famous location is probably the port of Falmouth. Cornwall wasa mining area (tin and copper) for a time. The major industries now aretourism, fishing and agriculture.
A bit about Cornwall cuisine: One famouslocal fish dish is Stargazy pie, a fish-basedpie in which the heads of the fish stickthrough the piecrust, as though "star-gazing". The pie is cooked as part of tradi-tional celebrations for Tom Bawcock’s Eve,but is not generally eaten at any other time.Cornwall is perhaps best known though for its pasties, a savory dish made with pastry. In the day, pasties were thelunch meal of choice for Cornwall miners. Today's pasties usually containa filling of beef steak, onion, potato and swede (rutabaga) with salt andwhite pepper, but historically pasties had a variety of different fillings."Turmut, 'tates and mate" (i.e. turnip, potatoes and meat) describes a fill-ing once very common. For instance, the licky pasty contained mostlyleeks, and the herb pasty contained watercress, parsley, and shallots.
Pasties are often locally referred to as
Historically, pastieswere also often made with sweet fillings such as jam, apple and black-berry, plums or cherries. The traditional Cornish pasty has ProtectedGeographical Indication (PGI) status in Europe. Ollie was obviously ex-cited to get back to Michigan as there, once again, he could partake of pasties!
Oldsmobiling with Oliver - Part II
Car Collector Chronicles
By the timeyou read this Olliewill be, or ison his way,home. That is only after having racked up36,000 +miles on hisrecently purchased 1972 Oldsmobile442 whiletraversing the U.S. and Canada.”