A list of the top 80 global foods compiled by Kenwood has included the Cornish pasty.

The company’s “Around the World in 80 Plates” has been compiled by a panel of global food experts.

A spokesperson from the Cornish Pasty Association said: “Few traditional foods have stood the test of time as well as the Cornish pasty, which is enjoyed by more people today than ever before.

“Steeped in heritage and a key part of Cornish life and culture, the distinctiveness of the Cornish pasty received special recognition from the EU in 2011, meaning that a genuine Cornish pasty can only be made in Cornwall to the traditional recipe.”

The experts include TV presenter and restaurateur Matt Tebbutt, Masterchef 2012 winner Shelina Permalloo, and spice guru Anjum Anand.

Alongside traditional and well-known dishes such as the pasty, the list also features a few other English dishes including beef Wellington, sticky toffee pudding, fish and chips with mushy peas and jam roly poly.

The list also includes more exotic dishes such as Palusami from Fiji and Bus Up Shut from Trinidad, as well as the best restaurants to visit for certain dishes and step-by-step recipes to encourage readers to cook from scratch.

Mr Tebbutt explains: “All of us on the panel have our own culinary backgrounds and areas of expertise, so between us we have been able to draw on our experiences to come up with the definitive list.

“From the classic Cornish pasty, which takes a well-deserved place on the list, to dishes like chakalaka from South Africa and kelewele from Ghana, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone to try for the first time.”

Seb Goff, Kenwood Trade Marketing Manager, adds: “We know Brits continually embrace new flavours and cuisines, and we’ve pulled this list to help guide them through the world’s ultimate dishes, including the Cornish pasty.”


The full list can be downloaded from the Kenwood website.