Fishing is essential to the Cornish way of life … it sustained the villagers in times of hardship, over winter, but is regarded as one of the two most dangerous occupations … mining being the other.
Coastal fishing, and fishing at sea off the Cornish shoreline with its massive granite buttresses, seas and winds running toward them from the Atlantic Ocean without let or hindrance … can be treacherous.
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Fishing at Polperro Harbour
(colour scan of the art work)
There are plenty of fish … some of the odder named ones … Coal Fish, Whiting Pout, the Flounder or Fluke, a Blonde Ray … but enough of Fish and I’m not going into the restrictions now in place for our Fishing Industries and the European Union.
|Do I need to title it up?!|
Food, food, glorious food … Cornwall has many delights … Cornish Cream – we know … the cream takes a couple of hours to gently cook – a time when cream makers could go off and surf.
|Pasty Boys about 1880s|
Pasties – the Pasty Boys down the mines – a staple of many a mining household … my mother was a brilliant maker of home-made pasties – I love them properly made! My post here gives more information.
|Yarg - wild garlic wrapped|
Yarg cheese – nettle wrapped, or wild garlic wrapped … so Yarg! Lynher Dairies near Truro – they are Cornish …
|Exmoor Caviar, Cornish Salted|
.. Cornish Caviar – now I see the reason for that name – it has been salted with Cornish Salt – hence its name ... a little far-fetched perhaps … but I’ll go with it! It has a reallyinteresting entrepreneurial story to its creation …
Time for a drink? How about a Pinot Noir from the Camel Valley … an entrepreneurial couple tried their luck, and did their research … Unprepossessing photo ...
|Range of Meads from the Cornish Mead company|
Or Mead – the drink for the festive at the festival … honey, fruit or liqueur … just decide which …
|Sardines/Pilchards packed in|
barrels for salting and storing
That is F for Flying the Flag with Food, and Fishing from the frolicking waves of the Cornish seas, yet fossicking refers to mining ... from Aspects of British Cornish …
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