Pasties are baked pastries and most often associated with Cornwall, England. You place an uncooked filling (traditionally meat or vegetables) on half of a flat short crust pastry circle. Fold the pastry in half to wrap the filling in a semicircle and crimp the curved edge to form a seal. Since 2011, the traditional Cornish pasty has a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in Europe. Typical fillings include beef, sliced or diced potato, swede (yellow turnip or rutabaga) and onion. The pasty is regarded as Cornwall’s national dish and some shops specialize in all sorts of pasties. The pasty is a popular dish worldwide and variations are found in Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Ulster (a northern province in Ireland) and the U.S.