Protected food names [SLIDESHOW]

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Be careful what you call your food. You might be breaking the law.

The Cornish pasty is now considered a protected food as a result of a successful initiative to stop imitations from being described as Cornish, reports The Guardian.

The European commission amended the dish status to “protected geographical indication,” meaning only pasties made in Cornwall and following the traditional recipe can be called Cornish. Advocates were thankful for the ruling, which could help boost the Cornwall economy.

Because we can’t prepare any of these protected dishes and call them by their authentic names, the least we can do is provide you with their photos.

Laura Donovan