Details have been announced for the first-ever Cornish Pasty Week.
The iconic delicacy will be celebrated throughout Cornwall and the UK from Sunday, February 25. A whole week of activity has been arranged, culminating in the ‘Oggy Oscars’ – the seventh annual World Pasty Championships, at the Eden Project on Saturday, March 3.
During Cornish Pasty Week, the Cornish Pasty Association (the membership organisation behind Cornish Pasty Week), will be working with Cornish Pasty makers and retailers to create a week’s worth of fun, special offers and information about this much-loved food.
Jason Jobling, chairman 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.
Anyone interested in taking part is asked to get in touch with the association and keep an eye on social media and the website for further updates.