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Cornish Feasts and Festivals

Liz Woods, illus­tra­tions by Freya Laughton

Cornish Feasts and Fest­ivals com­bines two of Cornwall’s great assets: its lively cul­ture and its strong culin­ary tra­di­tion. Liz Woods travels the county seek­ing out both tra­di­tional fest­ivals and recent reviv­als. She then links them ima­gin­at­ively with both clas­sic Cornish dishes and more mod­ern feasts using local ingredi­ents. On the way we get a lively, and some­times idio­syn­cratic, look at Cornish his­tory, folk­lore, food and cus­toms. So whether it’s Fal­mouth Oyster Fest­ival or Gold­sith­ney Charter Fair, wild herb tart or Pen­zance apple cake, this book will guide you around the county and enable you to cook a Cornish-​​inspired feast of your own.

Cornish Feasts and Fest­ivals describes 30 Cornish fest­ivals, each with quirky illus­tra­tions and an accom­pa­ny­ing recipe, old or new. For each recipe  there is a pho­to­graph of the fin­ished dish.

Liz Woods trained as a law­yer, but spent most of her career as a col­lege lec­turer and man­ager. She came to Corn­wall in the late 1990s. Her interest in his­tory, food and folk­lore inspired her to begin writ­ing her pop­u­lar Feasts and Fest­ivals blog in 2010. Cornish Feasts and Fest­ivals builds on the suc­cess of that, and on the resur­gence of interest in local food and cuisine in Corn­wall. Liz’s poetry has been antho­lo­gized by Grey Hen Press.

Cornish Feasts and Fest­ivals is pub­lished in our Pocket Corn­wall series.

1st edi­tion

128 pages
30 pho­to­graphs, copi­ously illus­trated
150 x 153 mm

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