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Was the Cornish pasty invented in London?

Under EU law, only pasties made in Cornwall can be called 'Cornish pasties' Credit: ITV News

A leading food historian has claimed the Cornish pasty was actually invented in London.

Food writer Peter Brears says traditional pasties were developed by the urban middle classes around the capital - not in the West Country.

The Yorkshire-based author also claims the term 'Cornish pasty' was first coined by London-based cookery teachers.