Back in November, the Cornish Pasty Association alerted us to save the date for Cornish Pasty Week. The event will be taking place from the 25th of February and will continue until March 3rd. It’s about time that people dedicate a week to the celebration of something that makes up Cornwall’s tradition, and something that is enjoyed by many.
The mascots for the event, Mr and Mrs Pasty, are heading to London on the 26th of February, courtesy of Great Western Rail. It is there where they will be spreading the word of the celebration of Cornish Pasties to city-goers.
They will be touring the capital on an open top bus where they will visit landmarks including, Buckingham Palace and Nelson’s Column. The mascots will also be getting people to share their #pastysmile which aims to spread the enjoyment of the traditional Cornish food.
The event was organised by the CPA (Cornish Pasty Association) with aims of celebrating the Cornish pasty. Who are the CPA? They are a British trade association which was set up following concerns over the amount of products being sold as Cornish Pasties that appeared far off from the “genuine product”. The association is also there to help people who wish to “make, buy, sell or find out more about Cornish pasties”.
The end of the week will see the ‘Oggy Oscars’ take place, where amateurs and professionals who take place in the World Pasty Championships are awarded for the best Cornish classics. Every year the championships take place on the Saturday before St Piran’s day and are held near St Austell at the Eden Project.
To keep up with what to expect from the week, check out the Cornish Pasty Association’s social media page on Facebook.