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Seasonal Fodder

1

Ice cream

Summer wouldn’t be the same without ice cream. Cornwall has some great local producers brimming with cool flavours; try Treleaven’s Tutti Fruiti or Callestick Farm’s Butterscotch and Pecan.

2

Summer sizzlers

There’s nothing like a summer evening setting in with the smell of charcoal and grilled meat wafting through the air. You can’t go wrong with Kernow Sausages’ Barbeque Box; packed full of sausages, award-winning burgers and marinated pork fillet, all locally reared.

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Best BBQ Beer

Accompany flame-grilled sausages, steaks and burgers with a fuller-flavoured, locally brewed ale such as Proper Job or Betty Stogs, whilst white, fleshy fish will work with something lighter such as Penpont’s Cornish Gold or Chalky’s Bite from Sharp’s.

4

Cornish Pasty

The Cornish Pasty Association says genuine Cornish pasties are crimped on the side and filled with roughly cut chunks of beef, swede, potato, onion and a light peppery seasoning – no summer holiday would be complete without one.

5

Fresh fish and seafood

Whether its Padstow lobsters, line-caught mackerel from St Ives or a simple crab sandwich, make sure you get your hands on some Cornish fish and shellfish this summer. Caught and landed right here on our doorstep – it doesn’t get much fresher than that!

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Refreshing Summer Sips

Packed with floral tones and zesty fresh pressed lemon, Cornish Orchards’ Elderflower Pressé is perfect served cold with a slice of lemon. Or simply add gin, a splash of apple juice, crushed ice and a kick of fresh mint for a delicious summer cocktail!

7

The Perfect Picnic

Us Brits do love a good picnic, don’t we? I like to take the simple approach and pop into my local farm shop or deli to pick out a selection of my favourite cold meats and cheeses. I usually go for Cornish Yarg, wonderfully pungent Keltic Gold and Deli Farm’s garlic salami. Throw in some freshly baked bread, a bottle of bubbly and you’ve got the perfect picnic to share with friends!

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Seasonal fruit and veg.

Feed your family with fresh, seasonal food from local growers and producers. Cornish Food Market’s Best of British Box offers a selection of seasonal fruit and veg delivered direct to your door!

9

Cornish Cream Tea

If you’re visiting Cornwall in summer, there is one thing you should know – sampling a Cornish cream tea is compulsory! My favourite places are cafés by the sea that serve homemade scones with Rodda’s clotted cream and Boddington’s strawberry jam: heaven.

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Cornwall Food & Drink Festival.

Running from 28 – 30 September at Lemon Quay in Truro, this is Cornwall’s largest celebration of local food and drink; a feast of cooking tips and demonstrations. Visitors can learn how to make tasty dishes using local produce and watch Cornwall’s top chefs in action. Best of all, it’s free!

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