Pasty championships get underway

Cornishman Mike Amery has flown from the USA to compete Credit: The Eden Project

The World Pasty Championships are underway at the Eden Project this morning. More than 100 professional and amateur bakers are taking part in the second annual event. Among them is Cornish-born Mike Amery, who has come from his home in Pennsylvania, USA, to take part.

Mike is baking a traditional Cornish pasty and - in the non-Cornish category - a lamb and mint version. Last year's amateur winner Billy Deakin will attempt to retain his title, but his professional counterpart Graham Cornish won't be competing.

Instead, Graham is offering visitors the chance to sample his produce. The climax of the event is the Oggy Oscars Awards Ceremony at 5pm.

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World Pasty Championships

Competitors from across the globe are expected to descend on Cornwall to pit their culinary wits for the World Pasty Championships.