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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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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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Revealed – England’s cleanest beaches

  Porthmeor in St Ives – a blue flag beach.   Click here to read this article in The Telegraph reviewing England’s cleanest beaches: As in previous years, Cornwall is the county that has the cleanest beaches, with its beaches claiming 20 awards this year (including seven Blue Flags.) “The best beaches in Cornwall for surfing, walking […]

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We are one!! Our first anniversary business press release – 16.6.17

Award-winning local business that showcases Cornish food & drink celebrates its first birthday   The Great Cornish Food Store, an independent food hall dedicated to celebrating and promoting local produce celebrates its first birthday on Friday 16th June. The pioneering, 7-days a week operation opened its doors one year ago and has uniquely transformed the […]

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Producer of the Month – Cornish Yarg

Yarg was first produced thirty years ago on Bodmin Moor by a farmer named Alan Gray, who found a 17th century recipe for nettle wrapped cheese in an attic and decided to give it a go. One of the best known facts about Yarg is that it comes from the backward spelling of his name. […]

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Win a Helen Round linen bag

    Helen Round Linen Bag Win a stylish Helen Round hand printed linen shopper worth £55   Enter our free competition to win a beautifully designed hand printed linen shopper with leather handles by Helen Round. Helen is inspired by the beautiful coastline and maritime history of the Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall […]

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