Crowds lap up food festival

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Speedily-prepared Cornish Cream Teas

Last weekend’s Great Cornish Food Festival is being described as the “most energetic and exciting” in the event’s 12-year history.

Tens of thousands of people descended on to Truro’s Lemon Quay for the largest event of its kind in Cornwall.

Over 100 different food experts and chefs from across the county were among the line-up of exhibitors, live demonstrations and children’s activities to get people trying, tasting and learning about Cornwall’s “fabulous larder”.

Ruth Huxley, the festival’s director, said: “It’s been a great year for people to really get to grips with Cornish food and drink by learning about different techniques and products that they can use at home.

“We have such a wealth of experts in the county – not just as chefs on stage but the people behind the products on sale – it’s a fantastic way for people to find out what’s on their doorstep and how to use it, supporting Cornish businesses as they go.”