Can't experience Michigan without experiencing pasties. This was my first, a homemade one from a little bakery on the northern peninsula.
And I found out two things:
- Pronunciation is crucial: Not "pay-stees" (like pastry without the "r,") but "pass-tees."
- You cannot -- and should not -- eat this without ketchup. Lots and lots of ketchup.
Photo credit: Kelsey Ramos