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Eating in is the New Going Out

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Well, it's November, and for England that means a new month long lockdown. 2020 has been an eventful (is that even the word?) year! As we will be restricted to what we can do for the next month I thought today we'd take a look at what you can get delivered to our home, so you can enjoy a taste of Cornwall even if you can't actually go out.  There are plenty of the usual suspects of course, delicious Indian restaurants and yummy Chinese, and good old fish and chips. In my local town of Lostwithiel the pubs are getting involved, delivering to those in need, and fine dining restaurant Asquiths has a lovely menu to choose from. Jordan Cook, the chef from Trewithen, has been providing delicious meals in his new venture, Restormel Kitchen - this months menu looks particularly mouth-watering! Famous names like Rick Stein have found ways to bring their culinary treats to those in lockdown. Perfect to help make an occasion special, everything is prepared ready for you to cook and

Celtic Beer Festival 2017

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Beer is big business, the popularity of local varieties and interesting brews has meant massive increase of choice for the consumer. This November the popular St Austell Brewery hosts their Celtic Beer Festival deep in its ancient cellars. With almost 200 ales, stouts and lagers to try and many award winning beers, its a key event for those who love the craft.  Best of all 100% of the profits go to the St Austell Brewery Charitable Fund, helping causes across the South West (raising £186,000.00 to date). You'll find the familiar Tribute, Proper Job and Korev as well as some new and limited addition beers to tempt. Entry is £10 which gets you your commemorative glass and some starter tokens and a brochure. The 19th festival will run on the 25th of November with 4 bars and music from great bands both day and night. Find out more at the St Austell Brewery website.

The Great Cornish Food Festival

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Its that time again, The Great Cornish Food Festival is back at the Lemon Quay in Truro. Starting on Thursday 22nd September 2017 and running for three days. Cornwall does have its fair share of food festivals, so why is this one so special? It really showcases the best of Cornish food, from the little guy to the brands we love. 40,000 people come every year to the 70 stands for a true taste of our fair county. Nathan Outlaw, whose restaurant has been newly named the best in the UK by the Good Food Guide, will be making his 13th appearance. Expect delicious dishes and demonstrations from local business, chefs, mixologists and producers all on the three stages. You can learn to mix the perfect breakfast martini or crimp a pasty - the proper way. There's enough to fill a day with street food, beers and cosy hot drinks. Pick up a new skill or just enjoy wondering the stalls and see the breadth of what Cornwall has to offer. The festival boasts that all the produce on sal

Farmers Markets in Cornwall

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Cornwall is becoming well known as a foodie destination, we have fish as fresh as you can get it and great quality meat, veg and scrumptious cakes. To scoop up the best and really get to know the locals, you can't go wrong with a farmers market. Here are a few you can peruse this month: Bodmin, in the heart of Cornwall have a popular market every 3rd Saturday at Bodmin Nursery (who also have a lovely tea room!) Further north at in the dramatic seaside town of Bude you can get your fresh veg every Friday, 10-3pm out on the warfside. Callington, on the edge of Cornwall has a bustling market every Thursday at their Scout Hut selling anything from apple juice to cakes and meat to fresh cut flowers. Towards the Lizard peninsular, at Constantine every second Saturday of every month you'll find the church hall bustling. This month that's the 12th of August, 9.30-12pm. Devoran , between Truro and Falmouth, has its own farmer's market. This little village

April Events in Cornwall

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April is a busy month in Cornwall, the weather is usually pretty good (as it is today). The attractions open up and the coast becomes even more inviting. Barely a month goes by when we are not celebrating our great cuisine, and this month is no different! Here are three events you can enjoy in April in Cornwall. Falmouth Folk and Cider Fayre  14-17 April Falmouth is a great place that I love to visit, but this festival sounds great. Come to the festival and find over 70 ciders to try! Some great folk talent including FolkLaw, Alex Hart, Jonah's Lift, The Other Band and Sarah McQuaid. As well as folk and cider there are of course food stalls, arts and crafts and local fare. Portleven Food Festival 21-23 April Near Helston, this foodie event is quite a draw. There are over 90 stalls of food and craft all along the harbour with great music to complement. All ending in dazzling fireworks! Michelin star chefs will be doing demonstrations, there’s plenty to inspire and a real bu

A trip to Cardinham Woods

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Cardinham Woods capture that childhood magic. Just outside Bodmin you can find the beautiful tall trees of this Cornish woodland. There are four walking routes of varying challenges, ideal for taking the dogs or exhausting hyper children. Mountain bikers too flock here for the three clearly marked cycle trails of different difficulties, you can even hire bikes on site (though you do need to book in advance). The highlight for me is the Woods café, delicious home made food and tempting cakes are just what you need after being oh so healthy and tiring yourself out in the fresh air. If you would rather sort your own food then by the river you can find picnic areas and static BBQs, ideal for family or group gatherings. One of the trials, Lady Vale, is pushchair friendly and there is a little play area that kids will love too. You do need to pay for parking but we always find a day at the woods puts a smile on everyone's face! You can find out more about Cardinham Woods