Cornwall LivingIssue #79

All the trimmings! November 2018

The latest festive foodie updates to help you prepare for the perfect Cornish Christmas.

That’ll warm your cockles!

Producing the most delicious apple brandy and apple schnapps, Moorland Distillery’s vision is to produce quality drinks made from the purest ingredients, allowing them time to mature into truly exceptional products.

Extensive research has led them to understand that some of the best brandies are produced in copper pot stills, as they retain more of the original aromas and flavours, which is why they now use a 150 litre copper pot still.

What’s more, early trials have proven that a unique combination of quality natural ingredients, pure spirit, prolonged contact with oak and the Cornish climate has the potential to produce outstanding brandy. So if you’re looking for something home grown to add to the Christmas tipple cabinet, or know a connoisseur who’d love to add a bottle of proper Cornish spirit to their collection, be sure to pick up a bottle of Moorland Distillery’s Apple Brandy or Cornish Apple Original Schnapps.

For more information call 01208 841760 or visit


Moor than your average gift voucher

If you know somebody who loves exploring Cornwall’s vibrant foodie scene, then a Christmas Gift Voucher for dinner, bed and breakfast at the Taste of the West Gold award-winning Racehorse Inn might just be the perfect present. You can even add a personalised message, making an incredible gift all the more special.

The dog-friendly inn makes the most of its position on the edge of Bodmin Moor – a haven for wildlife and a real treat for walkers who want to maximise their time with the area’s many walks and sites of interest. And after a blustery afternoon spent exploring, what could be better than warming your cockles with a freshly prepared, seasonally changing menu that’s made using the best locally sourced produce?

With a fantastic wine list backing up the food, along with three-luxurious en-suite rooms, there really is nothing like escape to the moor’s edge at The Racehorse Inn, so why not give the gift of a getaway to that special someone this Christmas?

For more information call 01566 786916 or visit


Experience the unique tastes of the West Country

The traditional Christmas hamper really is the gift that keeps on giving! From chocolate chip shortbreads, crisp apple cider or smooth sweet jam there’s sure to be something that takes your fancy in a Rivieria Westcountry Hamper.

If you live out of county then we don’t think there is a better way to remind yourself of the West Country’s delicious fayre than with a classic wicker hamper packed full of tasty goodies from Cornwall and Devon.

Very much a family-run business, each hamper is created and decorated according to each occasion such as birthdays, christenings, corporate events and, of course, Christmas! All hampers can be custom made as all produce is locally sourced from traditional suppliers across Cornwall and Devon, and the team pride themselves on being able to support local business.

For more information call 01579 383892 or visit


We catch up with Cornish Baker, Della Boyns

Born and bred in Sennen Cove, Della Boyns has managed the popular Cook Book St Just for almost five years, and recently launched her outside catering business, Della Events. She tells us: “We launched our website ( a couple of months ago to test the market and were shocked how quickly enquiries started coming in.”

On the food they offer, Della tells us: “It’s food cooked from the heart. Our Afternoon Teas are very popular as we bake all the scones and cakes ourselves. We also deliver everything to the venue – crockery, cutlery, fizz – and then our staff take it all away to wash up afterwards. It’s very easy for people. Our Hog Roasts are also very popular, as are our Gourmet Hampers.”

The Cook Book’s private hire in the evenings is really taking off as people can bring their own alcohol – very popular during the festive period! And, don’t forget to pre-order your Christmas cake by Sunday 3rd December!

For more information call 01736 787266 or visit