For Christmas this year, I set myself a little challenge: If I had to buy all my Christmas food and drink from Cornish producers, what would I end up putting on the Christmas table?
My Christmas shopping list looks something like this:
- Turkey (most likely)
- Sausages / bacon (I’d get these from Ballardsfield’s Gloucester Old Spot pigs)
- Vegetables: potatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts, red cabbage, parsnips…
- Cranberry jelly/sauce or something similar
- Xmas Pudding
- Rodda’s Clotted Cream (no brainer)
- Christmas Cake (well I make my own, but what if I didn’t?)
- Smoked Salmon (for a starter? Not sure if I’ll actually eat it then, but probably eaten for supper or with scrambled eggs at breakfast…)
This might sound like taking the ‘buy local’ to extremes, if may have sounded impossible…but ultimately the outcome had my salivating in anticipation of a Christmas Feast like no other…Find out what I came up with here…
What did I miss? What would you put on your Christmas food shopping list from your local area?
- Sweet-tasting purple Brussel sprout available in UK supermarkets this Christmas (dailymail.co.uk)
- Tried and tested: sprouts (telegraph.co.uk)
- How to Cook Brussels Sprouts (brighthub.com)