The Great Cornish Food Book

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 Garden Frittata

Perfect for summer days and a great veggie treat – this recipe has been taken from The Great Cornish Food Book. Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 125g small Cornish new potatoes 125g podded broad beans 100g soft Cornish goat’s cheese 5 free range St Ewe eggs 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint Cornish […]

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Asparagus

Eagerly anticipated, the coming of the asparagus season is one of the sure signs that summer is on the way. These succulent stems start to appear as the weather warms in late April, although here in Cornwall they’ve been known to arrive as early as March. Our benevolent climate and sea air is just what […]

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Great Cornish Gifts for Mother’s Day

We don’t just sell food and drink, we also have a carefully selected range of local homeware, gifts and cards – perfect for mums. Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking about Mother’s Day: St Eval Candles – Looking for something to calm and soothe your wonderful mum? We stock a great […]

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Week 10

The final week! Again, not the best planning ahead I’ve ever done, in terms of allocating my time to cook the last final recipes in between Christmas prep and the last few manic days of work before the break. Still, I got ahead of the game early on by making Nicky Grant’s Rose and White […]

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Week 9

Baked Miss Muffett Slow-roast Shoulder of Cornish Lamb Blush Cider & Raspberry Jelly After a couple of fairly difficult weeks – in terms of ingredient-sourcing, recipe-ease, and generally finding the time to cook anything – I had an amazing time with the recipes I’d scheduled this week, all of which I allocated to a big […]

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Week 8

Steak and 1913 Stout Pie Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Fillets of Megrim Sole with Salsa Verde Roast Duck with Cardamom and Carrot Puree We’re into a hearty, indulgent phase of the Great Cornish Food Book Challenge – perfectly timed for the week when the “Winter Bomb” hit the county, bringing strong winds, horizontal rain and […]

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Week 7

Portreath Bakery’s Saffron Cake First attempt at Rick Stein’s Megrim Sole I made a festive resolution  this week. Following a minor meltdown in the office last Wednesday about undertaking the Great Cornish Food Book Challenge with so little thought to seasonality or how it would affect the ever-elusive work/life balance, I had a bit of […]

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Week 6

Cornish Splits Scallop Tartare Mussels in Cider After my issues last week with tracking down shellfish in its various forms, I was determined to make this week one that counted. With the tides and the weather on my side (sometimes a miracle on the windswept November North Coast), I didn’t think anything could go wrong, […]

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Week 5

Trials and tribulations were about the only things in abundance this week, as I faced a few difficult decisions in the Great Cornish Food Book Challenge. Firstly, what do you do when one of the county’s most celebrated seafood chefs suggests – nay, demands – that the scallops you use are, and I quote, “The […]

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