We’re up for another award!!!!!

Exciting news! We will find out this month whether we have won our first national award.  The store has been shortlisted in two categories (Best Food Hall and Best Newcomer) in the Farm Shop and Deli Awards.  The results will be announced at the Farm Shop and Deli Show, which runs from 16th to 18th […]

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Price changes…it’s not all bad news

At the Great Cornish Food Store, we’ve always believed that ‘buying local’ doesn’t go hand in hand with ‘paying over the odds’ – quite the opposite in fact. We always pay a fair price to our suppliers, and work with them to make the most of the peaks and surpluses of their production and seasons. […]

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American Style Pancakes

We’ve all heard of pancakes, but sometimes it’s good to ring in the changes.  These American style pancakes are really versatile and you can eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner, sweet or savoury, even reheat them the next day! Makes 8- 10 (or less if you like big pancakes!) Ingredients 220g Self-raising flour 50g […]

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How we’re doing our bit to tackle plastic

Like many people we don’t like using plastic and we’re doing our bit to prevent and reduce the amount we use in a number of ways.  This was a consideration when we opened in June 2016 and we are continually reviewing better ways of packaging, processing and recycling. Here’s what we’ve done so far… We […]

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Our Scotch Eggs

Ingredients: 6 St Ewe free range medium eggs (the blue box) 1 packet of 500g good quality sausage meat 100g plain flour 150g panko or similar bread crumbs 3 eggs for coating   Method: Place a pan of water on to boil. When the water comes to the boil, place eggs carefully into the pan […]

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Clare’s Hedgerow Muffins

Clare’s Cottage Bread & Cakes is one of Cornwall’s true cottage industries. This recipe was first featured in the ‘Great Cornish Food Book’ and is the perfect autumnal recipe, with blackberries as its core ingredient. Makes 12 muffins Ingredients: 255g self-raising flour 1 and a half tsp baking powder 170g caster sugar 110g Cornish unsalted […]

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Why we charge for our branded carrier bags

We thought it might be useful to be very clear and transparent in our reasons for now charging 5p for one of our Great Cornish Food Store branded paper carrier bags and the free alternatives we offer instead. Our reasons for charging for the carrier bags are simple: It is now widely accepted that unnecessary […]

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The Cream of the Crop

Clotted cream, along with the likes of the Cornish chough, engine houses, St Piran’s flag, St Michael’s Mount and long stretches of golden sand, is one of Cornwall’s most iconic symbols and a dollop of Rodda’s (a name surely familiar to almost anyone who knows Cornwall) is as lipsmacking good today as it was over […]

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Cornish Lobster Carpaccio – Rick Toogood, Prawn on the Lawn, Padstow

Taken from ‘The Great Cornish Fish Book’ – available to buy online and in the Great Cornish Food Store. Ingredients – serves 2 1 cooked Cornish lobster, around 1kg 200g medium sized asparagus spears 10 nasturtium leaves, or finely sliced radish 10 Peruvian marigold leaves or finely sliced apple 10 micro-fennel leaves or fennel tops […]

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Meet the producer – Polgoon Vineyard

Take a look at this short film of Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard near Newlyn with winemaker John Coulson. Learn about Polgoon’s history, how this family business has evolved over the years and ultimately their passion for making wine, cider and juices. Please share it with your friends, we would love to spread the word about this fantastic […]

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