Now recently the pasty has had a hard time with plans to tax it. But our region fought back and now Cornwall is celebrating with its own pasty festival in Redruth. The town is at the heart of the tin mining industry, in which the humble pasty has its origins. Here's Jeff Welch
Cornwall's first ever Pasty Festival begins today in Redruth.
It will celebrate the origin of the pastry- said to have been created as an easy meal for miners- as well as offer such delights as pasty-flavoured crisps and brand new fillings including chilli chocolate.
It runs until Sunday.