The outrageous statement is emblazoned across today's front page of the Plymouth Herald.
The paper reveals that a new book, the Plymouth Book of Wonder, claims: "Possibly the world’s earliest pasty recipe dates back to 1509, recently discovered hidden within one of the Plymouth Borough account books."
The row over the origin of the pasty is as old as the delicacy itself though.
Speaking during a previous row over its roots, Angie Coombs, spokesman for the Cornish Pasty Association, said: "There has been a continual argument regarding the origins of the pasty and who was the first person actually to make it.
"In medieval times they always used pastry as a vessel for serving - they would eat the insides and throw the pastry away.
"I think it was going on as early as the 1100s, and this argument about who was making it which side of the border will go on and on."