Yummy! It’s British Food Fortnight
At Luxury Lodge Estates we’re really proud of the imaginative menus we serve up in our restaurants, and, wherever possible, we try to give our food a really fresh, local flavour that supports our farmers, growers and producers.
That’s why we’re so excited about British Food Fortnight that runs from 23rd September to 8th October.
British Food Fortnight is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink. It was initially established in 2002 to champion homegrown produce in the wake of the Foot and Mouth crisis and it’s now become THE opportunity for those who work in any aspect of food and drink to come together and shout about the benefits of buying and eating British food.
Restaurants and kitchens up and down the country will be showing their support including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Cabinet Office, the BBC, Buckingham Palace, National Trust – even Grey Gables Hotel in Radio 4’s The Archers! And of course, we’re delighted to join in too.
Celebrating the Cornish Pasty
Few places in the UK can be as proud and protective of their local produce as Cornwall. So we asked our teams at Clowance and Burn to tell us their favourite places to enjoy one of our favourite local foods – a traditional Cornish Pasty…
1. The Cornish Bakery
With six shops in Cornwall you’re never far from The Cornish Bakery. Their winning formula of Mevagissey roots and proper Cornish innovation has made them part of the ‘pasty elite’. The steak in the pasties scored top marks in the 2013 World Pasty Championships. Even better, 5p from every purchase goes to Cornish Mining Heritage.
2. The Chough Bakery
The Chough Bakery is a small family run craft bakery based on the Quayside in Padstow and has been running for nearly 30 years. Their multi-award winning pasties are made using locally sourced ingredients and are famous for the extra dollop of “Cornishness” given to them with the addition of clotted cream. Our favourite is their world champion pasty made with Cornish Blue Cheese… Delicious.
3. Barnecutt Bakery
The Barnecutt family has been lovingly crimping their pasties for more than 90 years and they’re still made the same way today as they were when the first bakery opened in Liskeard in 1930. Some say “You can’t beat a Barnecutt’s. Try them for yourself at one of the nine shops across Cornwall including Launceston, Newquay and St Austell.
If you can’t make it to Cornwall for a pasty during British Food Fortnight, the Clough Bakery has posted their award-winning recipe online. So, get some ingredients from your local farmer’s market and start baking!