Food - particularly of the Pennsylvania Dutch variety - is a big part of York's past.

Hog maw is top of mind in that category.

And Fastnachts are up there, too, especially on this day before Lent - Shrove Tuesday - when families used up lard, yeast and sugar in preparation for fasting.

And so we have Fastnachts and Fastnacht Day.

And we have 7 more stories and photos about that day and Pennsylvania Dutch food.

Check out: Fastnachts.