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From: "Joan in Colorado" <>
Subject: Re: OLD CORNWALL- MEALS
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 18:27:43 -0700
Re the question on Cornish food, A. K. Hamilton Jenkin in "The Story of
Cornwall" describes a harvest supper or "Guldize" of the last century.
"The first course generally consisted of potatoes and broiled pork, or else
beef and mutton, served up in a huge crock capable of holding twelve or
fourteen gallons. This was followed by plum or rice puddings, and apple
dumplings, served with great bowls of cream. Bread and butter, cheese and
heavy cakes were also provided to "fill up the gaps" whilst the whole was
washed down with spirits, cider, beer, or (more recently) strong tea."
No mention of Vegemite, Blanche!
Best wishes, Joan