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Thom Hunt: 7th Rise at Tregothnan

Rachel Wilson-Couch

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Thom Hunt: 7th Rise at Tregothnan

Wild food is sexy and getting sexier. The reality however, is that few of us integrate it into our daily diet. Thom Hunt (of 3 Hungry Boys’ fame) believes and lives...

International pop star goes local: Paul Young’s new all-Cornish cookbook

The young 80s pop icon, Paul Young, famous for hits such as ‘Don’t Dream It’s All Over’, ‘Senza Una Donna’ and ‘Every Time You Go Away’, has thrown in the microphone, spiked hair and tight leather trousers for chef...

Perfect pop-up at Relish Food & Drink, Wadebridge

Relish operates as a top quality café by day serving some of the best coffee in Cornwall, but last week the café underwent a dining transformation and became a gourmet restaurant for one night (until the clock struck midnight and the...

High brow on the south coast: Daphne du Maurier festival May 9 – 20 2012

Take one sex toy, a genteel Cornish fishing town, mix with a semi-reclusive authoress who once had the Queen to tea, add a sprinkle of academia, music, one marquee and a stunning landscape and you are beginning to get an idea of the...

Rock Oyster Festival 2012: Competition

Food festival fever is about to hit Cornwall for the summer: if there’s a food in season, guaranteed there’ll be a festival in hot pursuit. Be it asparagus, oysters, mussels or the big players such as the Porthleven food festival,...

Creek-chic: The Pandora Inn is back – better than before

I don’t like to make a habit of drawing on Victoria Beckham for wisdom, although her sartorial tips would not go amiss – however, she did publicly and memorably repeat the maxim: ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’. And...

Smelling of roses in Wadebridge: get 20% off a luxurious Spiezia Rose Indulgence Wrap at River treatment rooms

“It’s like taking hard drugs,” I murmured from the sofa opposite, clinging to my mug of Tregothnan Manuka tea like an Italian cruise liner captain to a lifeboat. Sara laughed: “I’m glad you enjoyed it,” she...

Christmas wine tasting with Ellis Wharton Wines

The more I spend time at specialist wine sellers such as the fabulous BinTwo of Padstow or Ellis Wharton Wines, Par, the more I am wowed by the knowledge, the hand-picked bottles and the lingo, with which admittedly I still struggle....

An Ode To Autumn: the five best pub walks

Channel your inner Bronte and embrace the ravaging elements of sea, moor and cliffs with a bracing autumnal walk combined with a pub pit stop. Not only does it increase your chances of meeting Mr Heathcliff *sigh*, but striding out...

Falmouth’s 15th Oyster Festival 12- 16 October

Originally food of the poor, who would scavenge for the potential pearl carriers among creeks and rivers, oysters are now synonymous with Viagra-like properties, champagne bars and at this time of year: Falmouth and...

Retro surfing exhibition, Newquay

The Revolver shop Newquay hosts a rare exhibition of all things retro and surfing during Relentless Boardmasters, Europe’s largest surf and music...

Design Fair Trereife House

Who needs IKEA when you can have beautiful bespoke items instead? The Design Fair at Trereife House is showcasing a plethora of goodies for the house and yourself on 20 and 21 August, when some of the most exciting contemporary...

On a ramble with Rick Stein at The Poly

That Rick Stein loves food, especially fish, is a fact. That during An Evening With Rick Stein the food was rather incidental to the anecdotes is also...

Wild swimming: “It’s a bit like calling lawn mowing wild vacuuming.”

So says Tom Cox in The Guardian. It can easily be argued that ‘wild swimming’ as a concept is ridiculous, meaningless and rather revealing of our modern relationship with the natural...

Miss Peapod’s summer sessions

Miss Peapod’s may well have green flash credentials: locally sourced food, organic and free range meat and minimum waste as well as a couple of turbines, solar panels and more but I am convinced that the highly insulating, two foot...

A right royal gathering - Fowey Royal Regatta

Hot on the heels of Falmouth Week, Fowey Royal Regatta runs from 14 – 20 August when the estuary fills with sails and the town with events as diverse from carnival and fireworks to a pasty eating competition, red arrows and a flora...

Falmouth Week – boats, Brad Pitt and zombies

From 6 – 14 August, world class regatta racing, nine days of live music, events and excitement descend upon the cosmopolitan hub of Falmouth. At the same time, Paramount Pictures will be shooting World War Z, a Hollywood blockbuster...

Gig racing - get your oar in

Whacking a rival gig racer in the chops with an oar, breaking rudders off competitors' boats and smacking pins holding the oars back into the wood, were all once part of gig racing etiquette...

Relentless Boardmasters 2011 – a world class music ‘n’ surf fest

Newton Faulkner will be playing an intimate beach gig on Fistral Beach, Thursday August 11 as part of the Boardmasters line-up for only a few hundred...