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Top 10 Devon and Cornwall by John Plumer

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Culinary Specialities

1. Yarg Cheese

This moist cheese from Bodmin Moor has a covering of nettles and is the best known of a crop of Cornish cheeses to have appeared in recent years. There is also a version with a garlic flavour.

2. Star Gazy Pie

According to legend, this pie originated when Tom Bawcock, a fisherman from the Cornish village of Mousehole, braved fierce storms to provide fish for the starving villagers. Eaten on Tom Bawcock’s Eve (December 23), the pie contains pilchards and five other kinds of fish, their heads poking through the crust, as if gazing skyward.

3. Beer

Though Devon and Cornwall have traditionally been known for their cider consumption, local breweries have achieved fame for their real ale. St Austell is the biggest ...

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