My colleagues James and Debbie were kicking off the food festival with a culinary cook off. It was a bit like Ready Steady Cook. They were given a huge bag of Cornish ingredients (duck, mackerel, cider, rapeseed oil, vegetables, ale etc) and have to make a dish in 40 minutes.
Luckily they had help from chefs Paul Ripley and Paul Harwood.
James made pan seared mackerel fillets with crushed new potatoes with garlic and garlic. Served with cavelo nero and purple sprouted broccoli with rapeseed oil and chilli.
Debbie made pan fried duck breast with cavalo nero and crushed potatoes with an eton mess.
James was triumphant!