Cornwall - a true foodie destination
Over recent years Cornwall has experienced a renaissance as a foodie destination. To some extent this can be put down to factors such as the increasing popularity of seafood, an abundance of quality restaurants and a ready supply of quality, local produce. With some estimates putting the annual turnover of Cornwall's food & drink industry at over £1 billion it's importance to the local economy cannot be overestimated.
The most recent chapter in Cornwall's culinary history has been at least partly lead by the cult of the celebrity chef with the likes of Rick Stien, and more recently, Jamie Oliver all setting up shop in the Duchy. Intrinsic to their approach is the use of quality, local, seasonal produce which Cornwall has little difficulty providing. Cornwall has always had close ties to the sea and the land with farming and fishing being part of the rural life.
However, there is more to Cornwall's culinary revival than celebrity chefs.
A large number of quality restuarants and upmarket cafes in Cornwall have now comprehensively re-defined the county's culinary image from that of tacky beachside cafes to a gourmet destination.
Cornwall is not only a foodie destination, it is also one of the UK's favourite tourist destinations. Below are a listed a few useful websites with more info about Cornwall
- Cornwall Last Minute Deals - Late availability and special offers for Cornwall Accommodation
- Cornwall in Focus - 500 pages of information focused on Cornwall - the cornish language, its distinctive culture and history, the dramatic cornish scenery are all explored in fine detail
- The Cornwall Guide - Cornish information, towns and villages, photos, reviews, surfing and lot more...
- Cornwall Photographer - Cornwall based photographer Adam Gibbard
- Virtual Cornwall Panoramas - Panoramic views of towns, beaches and attractions around Cornwall