I thought Shepherds Pie originated in England. I was raised in Eastern Canada; love brown gravy with french fries…. yummy. Very difficult to get in Calif; they all look at me weird… some places have brown gravy (not beef gravy) Pigs in a Blanket, sausages baked in a light crust, so many people slather everything with ketchup … even mashed potatoes, spaghetti. My brother in law (French) ate mashed potato and ketchup sandwiches.