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With no World Pasty Championships or Cornish Pasty Week on our horizon, our January days have sadly lost their usual hustle and bustle this year.    But, while once we hoped we were wrong to be thinking of postponing these events this year, the recent statistics confirm all too alarmingly why it was right not […]

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Cornish Pasty Week & World Pasty Championships – update

The Eden Project and the Cornish Pasty Association have decided to postpone the World Pasty Championships and Cornish Pasty Week due to take place in late February 2021 because these events would be difficult to stage safely during the pandemic. We look forward to celebrating Cornwall’s favourite food the following year when the World Pasty […]

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World Pasty Championships Round-up

Cornish Pasty Week came to a close on Saturday 29th February with an eclectic mix of pasties and music headlined by Celtic folk-punk giants Black Friday topping the bill at the World Pasty Championships held at the Eden Project. Nearly 200 pasties, including entries from the USA and Canada, were evaluated by a team of […]

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FOUND! The World’s Fastest Crimper 2020

This year’s search for the World’s Fastest Crimper came to a nail-biting finish on Saturday when each of the four finalists, selected from heats run earlier in Cornish Pasty Week, went through their own two minutes under the spotlight at the Eden Project as they competed to find the 2020 champion.   With nerves at […]

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Cornwall’s Top Crimpers take to the stage

To coincide with the start of Cornish Pasty Week, the cream of Cornwall’s professional crimpers gathered on Monday 24th February at Heartlands in Pool, to battle it out for a place in the finals of the World’s Fastest Crimper competition. Cornish pasty producers pitted their fastest crimpers against the clock to see who could crimp […]

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Let’s hear it for Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

The pasty and mining have always been entwined in Cornish history – the ultimate robust, filling and transportable meal for hard working, hard rock miners. Both have their traditions and folklore; was there a sweet and a savoury end? Did the miners hold the crimp with their dirty, dusty, hands and then discard it – […]

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Calling pastymakers across the globe…

The grand finale and the undeniable highlight of Cornish Pasty Week is the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project.   Welcoming amateurs, professionals, companies and juniors from all over the globe, there are Open categories, where the only limit to the filling is your own imagination.  But for entries to any of the Cornish […]

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Cornish Pasty Week – get your crimp on!

Cornish Pasty Week returns for its third year with another week-long celebration dedicated to one of the world’s favourite foods, running from Sunday 23rd February to Saturday 29th February. After its debut last year, the quest to find the world’s fastest crimper continues. Open only to crimpers from bakeries producing genuine, certified, Cornish pasties, this […]

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Top of the table for Cornish pasties

New research has found that Cornish pasties are the nation’s most widely recognised Geographic Indication (GI) product. The project, undertaken by the international organisation Brand Dialogue, found that over 87% of people surveyed across the UK were familiar with Cornish pasties and that more than half were also aware that they are protected by the […]

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World Pasty Championships 2019 – what a day!

Cornish Pasty Week ended in style yesterday with the Eden Project’s World Pasty Championships proving every bit why it’s billed as the grand finale to our week of celebration.  The place was abuzz from the off with pastymakers of all ages and from near and far lining up to enter their pasties into the competition.  […]

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