St Piran’s Day here in Cornwall is a day of honouring our Cornish culture.
It seems right, somehow, to be celebrating the birth of Cornish Foodie on the day we pay tribute to our patron saint.
After all, he was known to love a good party himself. Moreover, eating and drinking are said to be very much a part of the legend!
Thrown from the cliffside in Ireland with a granite millstone around his neck, he was amazed to find the stone floating. Although he had no control, St Piran landed on the North Cornish coast at Perranporth.
It must have appeared as if he had landed in paradise when he hit our shores! Three miles of sheltered, soft, golden sands greeted his arrival.
Christianity for all God’s Creatures
Deciding God’s will was to bring Christianity to the people of Cornwall, he set about building a small church. His first converts were a badger and a fox.
It is the animals that today, lead the many parades that take place around the county.
Or they would do in more normal times.
Sadly, this year we will be without our parades, but you will still be able to join in the festivities virtually on the Truro St Piran’s Day Facebook page.
Discovery of Cornish Tin
In addition, one of his many miracles was said to be the discovery of tin.
Quite accidentally, St Piran had added a large lump of black rock to his fireplace so he could build a fire. He was astonished to see a silvery-white metal spilling from the black rock.
Furthermore, this juxtaposition of black and white forms the white cross on the black background of the St Piran’s flag.
Feasting on Cornish Food and Drink
Cornish Foodie is excited to be bringing you today’s modern feasting. We have so much bounty here in Cornwall and my mission is to spread the word far and wide.
Today is just the start of our journey together. I am looking forward to delving into the myriad of small business ventures that make up the food and drink industry here in Cornwall.
I want to share the treasures of the less well-known, as well as highlighting some of the more notable brands. Their contributions to the wellbeing and health of the community are not to be underestimated.
Not only is it sensible to buy locally sourced food and drink by cutting down on food miles, but it also strengthens the local economy.
Reduction of our plastics use alone must be good. Back in 2018 supermarkets reportedly were creating 1 million tonnes of plastic packaging waste every year. That can only have got worse over the intervening years.
Launch of Cornish Foodie
Here at Cornish Foodie, we aim to bring you all the news, views, and opinions on a wide range of food and drink here in Cornwall.
Come, stay a while and explore Cornish food and drink via our pages. We guarantee there’s something for everyone.
We can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
Gool Peran Lowen!