- Title: A taste of Cornwall - the local food made with local produce for generations
- Date: 10th June 2021
- Summary: VARIOUS OF PHOTOS OF MULLER (REAR RIGHT) MAKING PASTIES WITH HER MOTHER, HETTIE MERRICK (FRONT RIGHT), HER AUNT (FRONT LEFT) AND A FAMILY FRIEND WHILE DRESSED IN TRADITIONAL CORNISH DRESS
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- Keywords: Cornish pasties Cornwall G7 Summit bakery food heritage retail shop tradition
- Location: HELSTON AND THE LIZARD, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: HELSTON AND THE LIZARD, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,Human Interest/Brights/Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA002EGTKPQF
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- Story Text: For many in Britain, the Cornish pasty is synonymous with the southwest region of Cornwall, where the G7 Summit is taking place.
At family-run business Ann's Pasties, the traditional pasty recipe has been passed down for generations.
Circular pastry is filled with raw ingredients of turnip, onion, beef and potato, seasoned simply with salt and pepper.
Ann Muller founded the company in a small shop in The Lizard in 1984 - the most southerly-point in the UK.
Now relaunched as a pasty bar, Ann's Pasties treats locals and tourists with freshly made pasties every day.
While Muller herself is semi-retired, pasty-making is in her bones.
She learnt how to bake them from her mother and other family members whilst a child.
In fact, mother and daughter went into partnership to open the store 37 years ago.
Traditionally sold alongside bread and other goods in bakeries, Muller says The Lizard Pastry Shop was the first-ever dedicated to the Cornish staple.
Rebranded as Ann's Pasties, the operation is now run by Ann's son, Fergus.
Fergus employs a team of 35 to produce between 1,500 and 2,500 pasties a day at the company's main bakery in nearby Helston.
The family's first priority is to source their ingredients locally, both for animal welfare reasons and to support the local economy.
Fergus told Reuters he had no plans to expand the operation to source its produce from outside southwest Cornwall.
"You know, I feel like I might be buying from the same fields as my great-great gran was for her family's pasties in Porthleven, and I think that's another nice point to what we're doing."
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