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The news about Cornish pasties being protected (hopefully) by the EU is no surprise. How can it be a pasty if it doesn't come from Cornwall?! I make my own pasties (and if you don't yet, there's a reasonable recipe at http://www.cornwallinformation.com/info/cornish-recipes.php) and they are fantastic.

Comment on The Cornish Pasty posted 2008-09-03 by Jim from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK


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Surely a British icon but hardly English, nothing compares to my late gran's pasties.....absolutely nothing!

Comment on The Cornish Pasty posted 2008-08-18 by Rob from Lostwithiel


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As a Cornishman I would say it is an icon of Cornwall, but not of England. Not only is it not something associated with England as a whole, I feel Cornwall is not part of England.

Comment on The Cornish Pasty posted 2008-07-16 by Jim from [email protected]


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The Cornish pasty is, I am glad to say, Cornish from Kernow and is by no means an Icon or Portrait of England. Sorry to offend as I bear the English no ill will. But Cornwall and all things Cornish belong to us...especially the Cornish pasty hence its name.

Comment on The Cornish Pasty posted 2007-12-11 by Malcolm from Shrewsbury


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Being a Cornishman, growing up in Cornwall I probably have eaten more than my fair share of pasties. In fact, I ate one every lunch time while at school. If you tasted the alternatives you would know why I have never tasted any as good as the ones cooked by my mother. The pasty is considered a big part of a staple diet in Cornwall. I now live in Ireland, they do have pasties or 'cornishes' as they are called here. They're an insult to the pasty and to Cornwall however as they are the most disgusting thing I have ever eaten. I have never eaten an edible pasty that was made outside of Cornwall (well maybe in Plymouth). The Cornish pasty is not an English Icon, British Icon maybe.

Comment on The Cornish Pasty posted 2007-09-03 by Adrian Brend from Ireland


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Most people in Cornwall do not consider themselves to be English. There is a large body of Cornish people who want independence from England and their own Parliament. Not one Cornish Council flew the flag of St. George on St. George's Day... the Cornish Pasty an English icon, I don't think so.

Comment on The Cornish Pasty posted 2007-07-12 by Mark Smith from London


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While the Cornish Pasty, is obviously English, similar pasties were invented throughout the country. Recent evidence shows that the pasty was popular in Devon before it caught on in Cornwall. The myth of the pasty with fruit at one end and meat and veg at the other actually stems from the Bedfordshire clanger, a steamed pasty-shaped pudding (if baked the fruit would have dried out long before the meat or potato were cooked). And so the pasty truly is an Icon of England.

Comment on The Cornish Pasty posted 2007-07-12 by Pie Man from Brighton


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Why do our Australia friends call the Cornish Pasty a Tiddly Oggie? I know they like their booze in big quantities over there so perhaps they get tiddley when eating them. I have always known them as Tiddy Oggies. I should know, I was born in Helston. However, I am far to long in the tooth to be chosen to dance on Floral Day! I have the Helston Packet on my desktop and have a read every week to see what's going on.

Comment on The Cornish Pasty posted 2007-07-12 by Pam Hawkins from TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND


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Everyone knows the Cornish pasty. They come in all flavours and it conjures images of holidays by the sea.

Comment on The Cornish Pasty posted 2007-07-02 by Nathalie from London


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Any one saying a CORNISH pasty is English is clearly not proper Cornish!! Only the true Cornish can make an authentic Cornish pasty. They make for a fantastic meal by themselves and are part of our Cornish heritage - thats Cornish NOT English!

Comment on The Cornish Pasty posted 2007-06-28 by Nick Curnow from Penzance


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