5 Mar 2012

World pasty championships being held

8:42 am on 5 March 2012

More than 100 cooks are in Cornwall, England, for the first world pasty championships.

The Cornish pasty was given protected status under European Union law last year.

Entrants have come from as far afield as Australia and the United States.

The pasty was associated with tin miners in the county during the 18th Century.