Large or small?

I’ll go with large…ish. Granted, the vast majority of pasties one finds today in Britain, both within and outside of the West Country, are quite small. Usually about five inches long, more often than not reheated in pubs where they’re served with beer. As previously mentioned, though, a real working man’s pasty was a big deal — literally — meant to sustain a fellow through a full day of hard manual labor. Pasties aren’t often that big today because they don’t need to be. Still, to me a real pasty is a meal and not a snack. Make mine a grande.

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