Eat My Pasty’s meat pies combine two favorite food groups for a delicious meal
Foodies and novices take note — an interesting culinary history lesson to follow. Did you know that fast food in the form of “pasties” or savory meat pies has been around for more than 800 years? Convenient and easy to eat, they originated as the perfect meal for miners in Cornwall, England, who were working long hours underground. Immigrants eventually took the pasty to the States, and to this day there are many Cornish Pasty shops in mining towns up north.
Based in Panama City Beach, Jeff and Stacey Temperley are natives of Essex in England and moved to Florida four years ago with their young family. They were confident these beloved English classics would be popular, and Eat My Pasty was the first pasty business of its kind in Northwest Florida. The Temperleys got their start at the Seaside Farmers Market several seasons ago. And they recently opened a store front in Panama City Beach.
From their popular traditional Cornish pasties, filled with tender steak, potato, onion and rutabaga to unique flavors like Thai Green Chicken, Jeff Temperley is always imagining up new combinations for his pasties.
Everything is made from scratch, and that ensures the quality of their products. “I only use the best ingredients; ones I would also feed my kids” Jeff explained. For example, the cheese used is Irish cheddar aged for 15 years and only premium cuts of beef are used. These fresh, locally sourced ingredients are then carefully hand crafted and cooked to be enjoyed now or later.
The initial feedback Eat My Pasty received from Seaside Farmers Market guests was extremely positive, and right away they were selling out week after week. Many visitors enjoyed the pasties so much they were getting regular requests for shipping. The company has recently added a website (eatmypasty.com). They can ship pasties anywhere in the U.S. much to the thrill of its devoted customers!
Never ones to stop moving forward, the couple is also looking for investors to bring their English fare to 30A — potentially in the form of a Gastropub. As the South Walton area continues to attract guests from all over the country (and the world), varied cuisines of every kind are a niche the Temperleys hope to expand upon.
For more information on Eat My Pasty’s daily specials, product shipping, or even investment opportunities, contact Jeff and Stacey at eatmypasty.com or (850) 235-7981, or look for them on Saturdays at the Seaside Farmers Market.