A Cornish Pasty movie
From the Western Morning News of May 31:
A film which demonstrates the Cornish passion for pasties is to be used as part of a bid to guarantee its unique status.
Members of the Cornish Pasty Association (CPA) have produced the film which will support its application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).
The European Union designation, which is already enjoy by items like Parma Ham and Champagne, would ensure only pasties which originate from the county are worthy of the name.
Larry File, Chairman of the CPA, said it was an informative and entertaining film.
“We wanted to celebrate the Cornish pasty’s rich history while at the same time leave a legacy for future generations.
“We know that the film will be enjoyed by Cornish pasty fans of all ages and look forward to seeing it on screens throughout the county this summer.
“This is a film for both the Cornish community and tourists who want to learn more about the county’s food heritage.”
The film includes interviews with local people about why the Cornish pasty is important for Cornwall.
Elaine Ead, who makes pasties by hand in the traditional manner at the Chough Bakery in Padstow features alongside a Torpoint farmer, who grows ingredients for the Cornish pasty industry, as well as a modern factory producing the convenience snack.
The film is supported by archive footage of tin miners who took a Cornish pasty to work as a tasty lunchtime snack.
Mrs Ead, a CPA committee member, said: “People will be able to watch my demonstration of how to make a genuine Cornish pasty on the film.
“It has become one of the most popular convenience foods, enjoyed by many people around the world.
“Yet despite the fact that it has travelled as far as Australia, anyone watching our new film will see the pasty remains an important part of Cornwall’s culinary heritage.”
The film will get its first public screening at the Royal Cornwall Show on June 10, 11 and 12 and will then be shown at schools and other venues across the county.