Details: Turning the spotlight on Cornwall’s favourite and most iconic food, the first ever Cornish Pasty Week will be celebrated throughout Cornwall and across the country.
From Sunday 25th February 2018, there will be a whole week of activity, culminating in the ‘Oggy Oscars’ – the seventh-annual World Pasty Championships - held on Saturday 3rd March at the Eden Project, Cornwall.
During Cornish Pasty Week, the Cornish Pasty Association (the membership organisation behind Cornish Pasty Week), will be working with Cornish pasty-makers across the length and breadth of Cornwall, and with those who sell Cornish pasties across the UK and beyond, to create a week’s worth of fun, special offers and information about this much-loved food.
Jason Jobling, Chair of the Cornish Pasty Association, said, “It’s about time the Cornish Pasty gets a whole week to itself, for people to celebrate, enjoy and indulge in its deliciously unique reputation and heritage and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this idea to life. This humble dish may have its origins down the Cornish mines, but it is now worth over £300 million to the local economy and is without doubt one of the nation’s favourite foods”.
A social media campaign will be launched, using the #pastysmile and members of the Association will be working with local community groups and schools to spread the essential skills involved, with crimping and pasty-making sessions. From Cornish pasty pub quizzes to crimping classes with local schools, there will be something for everyone.