- Title: A taste of Cornwall - the local food made with local produce for generations
- Date: 10th June 2021
- Summary: HELSTON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 10, 2021) (REUTERS) PREPARED CORNISH PASTIES BEING BRUSHED WITH EGG AT THE MAIN BAKERY OF ANN'S PASTIES / TRAY OF PASTIES BEING PLACED IN RACK VARIOUS OF BEEF BEING PLACED INTO PASTIES VARIOUS OF STAFF MEMBER SEALING PASTRY OF PASTIES VIA A METHOD CALLED CRIMPING (MUTE) SLOW MOTION OF PASTY BEING CRIMPED THE LIZARD, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 10, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PASTY MENU IN FLAGSHIP STORE OF ANN'S PASTIES PACKAGED PASTIES ON SHELF PASTIES BEING REMOVED FROM OVEN VARIOUS OF STAFF MEMBER REMOVING PASTIES FROM TRAY VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF ANN'S PASTIES WITH QUEUE OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE (SOUNDBITE) (English) FOUNDER OF ANN'S PASTIES, ANN MULLER, SAYING: "The pasty is a favourite meal of the working forces of Cornwall, because you just take your pasty with you. It's very convenient and very nourishing."
- Embargoed: 24th June 2021 18:18
- 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: LVA001EGTKPQF
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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."
(Production: Gerhard Mey, Ben Dangerfield)
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