"Am planning to do some serious pasty testing. I wonder where I can find some Cornish tofu for one vegetarian version (not mine)."
"What is "Cornish tofu"?""
"Beats the heck out of me. I can put the question out to the Cornish cousins if you'd like."
":Webster says a tofu is a "bean curd". Sounds Cornish."
"Careful, there. Is that an ethnic slur? After your suggestion that there be carrots in pasties, I think you should be very careful. The piskies could be listening."
"A "Cornish tofu" has my neighbor Cornish lady stumped. We know tofu is a bean curd but what's the Cornish connection? She is checking with friends."
"Well, of course there is probably no Cornish tofu, but if I'm going to use it for a little meatless protein boost for the family vegetarian, I need to make up some kind of story to connect the pseudo-pasty with its Cornish roots. I'll work on it."
"This explains the "tofu". More Cornish imagination than substance. No ethnic slur intended. Call off the pixies!"
"Piskies, George, piskies. Sounds kind of scatalogical, doesn't it? My guess is that we should feed the tofu to the Cornish choughs (these are crow-like birds that are the Cornish symbol but are no longer found in Cornwall--maybe they're out searching for the tofu. Or maybe they didn't like the tofu and are looking for something else."
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