Pasty Event Release - 1418/04862

‘Blast from the Pasties’ will take place at Moments Café, New George Street from 10am to 3pm and will be filled with pasty-themed fun for all ages.

Dr Clare Pettinger - Blast from the Pasties

Dr Clare Pettinger

Attendees can put their taste buds to the test with exotic and historic pasty fillings. They can also view images and archive film footage from the city’s collections and capture their own pictures in a fun photo booth.

From 11am to 12pm, food and nutrition expert and lecturer at the University of Plymouth, Dr Clare Pettinger will give a talk about ‘Tasty Insights into the South West’s Favourite Portable Dinner’.

Clare, whose research looks at the relationship between food and peoples’ wellbeing, will also highlight some other fun food fashions in her presentation.

As an added treat, executive chef Dez Turland will be on hand throughout the day to demonstrate the art of pasty crimping and help those who want to have a go themselves.

People can also bring in their recipes and food-related memories for The Box’s ‘Your Recipes, Your Heritage’ project.

Chef Dez Turland - Blast from the Pasties

Chef Dez Turland

Launched in January, the project is partnering with CaterED, Age UK Plymouth and Plymouth Community Homes to create a series of heritage-themed menus for CaterED’s meals on wheels service.

‘Blast from the Pasties’ is a free, drop-in event with no need to book apart from Dr Clare Pettinger’s talk. People are asked to reserve their places for this via Eventbrite.

To find out more visit our what’s on section.

For further information about the ‘Your Recipes Your Heritage’ project click here.