Matt Grant of The Great British Pasty and Pie Co. based in Ottawa, Canada, claimed the coveted Pasty Ambassador prize. Matt travelled more than 3,000 miles to compete for the second year running at the World Pasty Championships, leaving behind minus 30-degree temperatures to compete in the Cornish sunshine.
Matt said: “It’s unbelievable to be named the Pasty Ambassador. It’s a very proud moment. I’ll definitely come back next year, I love the people, everyone’s so nice and there’s a great community around pasties.”
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No Bude winners but three victories for one family and a top award for a baker who travelled from Canada were among the highlights of the fifth annual World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project today (Saturday, March 5, 2016).
Thousands of people flocked to the home of the famous Biomes on St Piran’s Day – Cornwall’s National Day – to celebrate the county’s most famous foodstuff. More than 200 pasties were entered into the eight classes covering amateurs, professionals, juniors and companies.
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What: A complete Christmas dinner in one savoury pastry packet, including oven-roasted turkey, gravy, potatoes and homemade stuffing studded with Upper Canada cranberries.
Why: “I started making these for Christmas last year, and once people tasted them, they didn’t last very long,” says Arnprior’s Matt Grant, who started The Great British Pasty & Pie Co., two years ago, using Ottawa-area ingredients to make Cornish-style pasties. “Already this year I’ve sold 200 to 300 each market weekend.”
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The Bird. Oh lordie, the bird! Have you ordered a fresh, local, pink-and-plump, contented-till-the-day-it-met-its-Maker variety bird? Or will you head to the supermarket and buy a ‘butter’ basted frozen rock of a beast with a wing tip missing?
Rather depends on your budget and your beliefs, but this story isn’t about that. This is about avoiding the whole turkey thing — the ordering, queuing, collecting and lugging home, stuffing, trussing, roasting, (Is it done, good God is it done? How do I tell if it’s done?) making gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry jelly… Just how many years now have you been doing the damn Turkey Dinner my friend? Quite right. Too many.
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An Arnprior baker makes the world’s fourth best pasty, a renowned British culinary creation.
Matt Grant of The Great British Pasty & Pie Co. – featured in a December 2014 issue of the Chronicle-Guide – recently returned from an international competition in Cornwall, England. He narrowly missed a top three finish by one point. Not bad for a mate who only took to cooking up the stuffed pastry pocket snacks less than two years ago.
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