Friday, 17 February 2012 9:25 AM
Cornwall is celebrating St Piran’s Day, the national day of Cornwall, with a delicious competition this March.
The World Pasty Championships are being held at the Eden Project, as a celebration of the traditional recipe and and attempt to set the table for amateur and professional bakers alike.
From the Americas to Australia, the famous Cornish dish has derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries. Nowadays pasties are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people all over the world. The competition will pay homage to the different recipies developed over time, and determine exactly who is Cornwall's best pasty baker.
Competitors are being urged to enter the event, which takes place at the Eden Bakery on the 3rd March, soon - because places are strictly limited. There will be four catergories in which bakers can compete: Pasty Professional, Pasty Amateur, Savoury Professional, and Savoury Armature.
Earlier this year after a long campaign the association won European Union Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status which means that only pasty makers based in Cornwall who make pasties in a traditional manner and follow a traditional recipe are able to label their products as Cornish pasties.
The event has the backing of the Cornish Pasty Association, which upholds the reputation of the pasty and represents more than 50 bakers.
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