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Cornwall? What moaning you say?

Cornwall? What moaning, you say? None whatsoever about Aidan Turner. Other things? A few. Four to be precise. Media perception of Cornwall With Poldark reaching out to 5.9 million viewers on Sunday for the last episode of series 1, the Stein-tinted,…

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I firmly believe that yoga literally keeps me sane. From untwisting my diaphragm to rebooting my brain, getting the lymph system up and moving with a handstand or awakening the inner organs with a good twist, it’s much cheaper than a massage and  much…

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“We have evolved but it seems our idea of gender hasn’t.” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) Daphne du Maurier, writer (1907 – 1989) Strictly not Cornish born but her name and works are written into the landscape and the sea around Fowey where she lived and wrote…

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The four best pasties in Cornwall (and how to make them)

There are a few pasty rules in Cornwall that must be followed. First rule: don’t eat a pasty with chips; second rule: swede in a pasty in Cornwall becomes turnip (this even confuses the Cornish); third rule: a high street pasty from a railway station or…

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… Lardo Décor: cream walls, industrial silver lighting and piping. Simple wooden tables and chairs with plump cream cushions and some accent colours. Reclaimed wooden floorboards. Starters: Dripping on sourdough toast with seasalt and black pepper. Slices…

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I was recently immersed in the art of making coffee at home by the excellent Cornish coffee company: Origin (who brew and source their own beans). The course was called Home Brewing and I naively thought that this would sort out my home coffee making…

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I write about food but as I get more and more jaded with food trends (local and seasonal, eat the whole pig, oh you’re making gourmet burgers, how unusual, everyone but probably not their dog are making them, and you say that you make your own bread, well…

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With over 7 million viewers watching the new series, The Great British Bake Off has fast become one of the most influential cooking programs on our screens.

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11,034,632 people like the Nutella facebook page. Italians feed it liberally to their children for breakfast and advertising claims that ‘Each 15g portion contains two hazelnuts, some skimmed milk and a little cocoa’ in an attempt to Kinder-ise what is…

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I haven’t had chicken with feet before. I even went as far as having a little nibble on the cartilaginous toes before giving up and reverting to breast with plenty of crispy skin.
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