Food and Drink in Cornwall


Cornwall is famous as the home of the Cornish Pasty and of Clotted Cream and Scones but these foods traditionally associated with Cornwall are just the tip of a very large iceberg.  Cornwall offers a  wide range of cuisines with a complete cross section of restaurants to suit every taste and every budget.

Cornish pubs with their homemade specialities; cafe-bars; pizzerias, fine restaurants;  and what nicer than sitting on a cliff with a spectacular view eating traditional fish and chips, not just any fish but something which was landed that morning and which has the taste to prove it.

Surrounded by the sea Cornwall is of course noted for its fresh seafood.  At Newlyn near Penzance there is a large fish market with a huge variety of seafood. There are many excellent fish restaurants throughout Cornwall.  
Cornwall has been associated with pilchard fishing ( known locally as seining) since the 18th Century and although this industry is now know longer as prominent as in former times, pilchards  landed at Newlyn are salted and can be bought direct from the Pilchard Works in the town.  The Pilchard Works is the only such establishment working in Britain today.  The majority of  pilchards salted here are exported to Italy.

Local crab is a popular choice in many Cornish restaurants. Succulent mussels from the Fowey River, cooked in wine and garlic sauce are another great favourite.

Treat yourself to a  fresh lobster salad or oysters dredged from the River Fal and if you like the idea of trying one of the  traditional Cornish fish dishes which can be found in some restaurants, look out for Star Gazy Pie, so named because the fish stare skywards from the pastry crust in which they are baked.


Speciality shops, many of which are farm based, offer oak smoked seafood, hams, turkey and a variety of other meats.

World renowned chefs have located themselves in Cornwall to  be close to the abundance of quality fresh local produce.

Many local farmers produce organically grown fruit and vegetables.

Mead, the honeymoon drink, is the favoured beverage in a number of Meaderies throughout Cornwall.  A variety of local wines including a large range of traditional fruit wines such as elderberry, strawberry and blackberry are also available. Cider is of course another local product and it is possible to visit some cider farms to see it made and to sample the finished product.

For those of you with a sweet tooth, Cornwall offers saffron buns, heavy cake, Cornish cookies and the delight of  freshly baked scones covered with jam and delicious Cornish clotted cream.

Cornwall's dairy products, from its fresh milk and butter to its clotted cream and ice cream produced on local farms gives you a quality and a taste which you'll find difficult to match.  Look out for locally produced cheeses:  Cornish Yarg; Old Smokey; and Cornish Brie.

Cornish Pasties, famous as the daily lunch for Cornish miners, traditionally made with beef, turnip and potato,  are now available with a diverse variety of fillings including lamb, pork, cheese and vegetables. Local bakeries produce their own combinations of fillings so it is worthwhile trying a few during your visit and some bakeries even offer the option to buy a box of Cornish Pasties!

Cornwall is  also home to cuisines from around the world with Thai, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Greek, Spanish, French, Mexican and other speciality restaurants.

So, don't worry, whether your taste is for a mouthwatering local speciality or you can't live without your fast food burger and fries, Cornwall will cater to your culinary needs.

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For local produce straight from the farm visit one of Cornwall's regular Farmers Markets.

 





 

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October Events:


Craft and Food Fair and Poundstock Pumpkin Festival

Date: 21 to 22 Oct / Time: See below

Classes for biggest, best lantern, best collection of gourds. Cookery competitions etc. Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 12 noon - 4pm.

Poundstock Gildhouse and St Winwaloe Church. Poundstock, just off the A39 in North Cornwall.

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Food and Drink in Cornish

Apple
Aval

Banana
Banana

Beer
Korev

Biscuit
Tesen gales

Bread
Bara

Cabbage
Kowl

Cake
Tesen

Carrots
Karetys

Cheese
Keus

Chocolate
Choklet

Cider
Sider

Coffee
Koffi

Crisps
Kresigow

Fish and Chips
Pysk hag asklos

Food
Boos

Hot chocolate
Choklet tomm

Ice cream
Dehen rew

Mackerel
Brithel

Onion
Onyon

Orange
Owraval

Orange juice
Sugan owraval

Pasty
Pasti

Plum
Ploumen

Potatoes
Patatys

Red wine
Gwin rudh

Sausage
Selsik

Strawberries
Sevi

Tea
Te

Tomato
Aval-kerensa

Water
Dowr

Whisky
Dowr tomm alban

White wine
Gwin gwynn





Food and Drink Phrases in Cornish

Are you thirsty?
Eus syhes dhis?

Yes/No
Eus/Nag eus

What would you like to drink?
Pandr'a vyn'ta eva?

Tea please
Te mar pleg

With/Without milk
Gans/Heb leth

With/Without sugar
Gans/Heb sugra

Black coffee please
Koffi du mar pleg

White coffee please
Koffi gwynn mar pleg

Hot chocolate please
Choklet tomm mar pleg

Thanks
Meur ras

 

 

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Maps of Cornwall :

The Ordnance Survey publishes the Explorer series of maps which are ideal for walkers.

Scale 1 : 25 000
2.5 inches to 1 mile /
4cm to 1km.

Available in local bookshops or click on the links below to order online.

Those covering Cornwall:

Map of Isles of Scilly:

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For more information: www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk


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