The Cornish pasty has recently been granted protected status from the European commission meaning that only pasties made in Cornwall can be labelled as Cornish pasties. Under the ruling only pasties prepared in Cornwall following the traditional recipe can be described as Cornish although they can still be made in Cornwall and baked elsewhere. Other producers will still be able to make and sell pasties but will no longer be able to sell them as Cornish pasties. The move has been hailed as good news for the Cornish economy due to the jobs it will safeguard in the local area. If you are interested a typical Cornish pasty should have a distinctive D shape with a chunky filling made up of not less than 12.5% of uncooked mince of chunks of beef with swede, potato and onion and seasoning.