The Cornish Pastie has recently had a ruling by the European Union that this product can only be known by this name if it is produced in the geographical region of Cornwall. Beyond this boundary, they are banned from claiming to be the real article. It joins a growing list of products, which also includes the Arbroath Smokie.
Arbroath Smokies originated in Auchmithie, a few miles north of Arbroath in Angus, in the North East of Scotland. The fishwives originally smoked the fish in halved barrels, trapping the smoke under hessian sacking. At the start of the 20th century these fisher-folk began moving to Arbroath, and the process became known as the Arbroath Smokie. Only haddock can be used to produce an authentic ‘Arbroath Smokie’ within this region only.
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