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Reigning champion Billy Deakin was the big winner in the second annual World Pasty Championships, held at the Eden Project in Cornwall on 2nd March…
Following the Chancellor’s announcement that 20% VAT will be applied to the retail of hot baked goods including those products currently zero rated, such as sausage rolls and pasties, Mark Muncey, Chairman of the Cornish Pasty Association, explains why the Association members are urging the Treasury to rethink.
The World Pasty Championships, a grand celebration of Cornwall’s most famous dish, are announced by the Eden Project today. The new event is to take place at the Eden Bakery between the famous Biomes on March 3, 2012, the Saturday before St Piran’s Day (March 5) which celebrates the national day of Cornwall.
A celebration of the Cornish pasty will be held in by the harbour in Padstow on Monday (28th November 2011) to mark the Cornish pasty officially achieving protected food name status. Organised by The Chough Bakery, Padstow, and supported by the Cornish Pasty Association (CPA), this unique celebration of Cornwall’s iconic food for all family will run between 3pm and 8pm.
The Cornish Pasty Association (CPA) recently welcomed visitors from the Mexican group Consejo Regulador del Patrimonio Cultural Real del Monte Cornwall AC (The Regulatory Council for the Cornish Heritage of Real del Monte), led by its Chairman, Jaime Soto.
The Cornish Pasty Association (CPA) is celebrating after receiving Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for its world famous pasty. The decision from the European Commission means that from now only Cornish pasties made in Cornwall and following the traditional recipe can be called ‘Cornish pasties’.
Following the rescue of the Polish owned tall ship The Fryderyk Chopin and its compliment of 11 crew and 36 youngsters on Saturday night, the Cornish Pasty Association has ensured the rescued party received a warm welcome by offering them Cornwall’s most popular food, the Cornish Pasty as soon as they came ashore.
A film which demonstrates the Cornish passion for pasties has been selected for screening at the 2010 Cornwall Film Festival (5th- 7th November). The film, entitled The Cornish Pasty, was produced by members of the Cornish Pasty Association (CPA) to support its PGI application to protect the Cornish pasty. The CPA film will be eligible to win The Delabole Slate Audience Award and The Golden Chough Grand Prize.
Following some press coverage over the past few days, the Cornish Pasty Association can confirm that the European Commission (EC) does not dictate ingredients or names of ingredients for products seeking EU quality recognition.
The Cornish Pasty Association (CPA) has produced a film to support its PGI application and emphasise the importance of the Cornish pasty to Cornwall. The film, which demonstrates the Cornish passion for pasties, will get its first public screening at the Royal Cornwall Show (10th – 12th June) and will then be shown at schools and other venues across the county.