meat pieOne country which has some interesting Cornish connections is Nigeria.

This is an area which was explored by Richard Lander and his brother John in the 1820s and 1830s.  However, Cornish mining skills were also  in great demand in the country during the 1820s and Cornish mineworkers operated in Nigeria from then until the collapse of the tin price in 1986. Here, they spread tradition and worked the rich tin deposits of the Plateau state. Today the cultural influence of Cornish ancestors can be found in the Nigerian version of the pasty, the Nigerian Meat Pie. You can see an online demonstration of the recipe at