You can almost taste it

Over the last couple of months, we’ve told you about a tasty project brewing in the South West. 26 Flavours of Cornwall, an idea that came to Tom Scott, one of our writers living in the county, is now in full flow. It’ll become an exhibition this summer.

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s going on behind the scenes.

Trebah Garden on the Helford River is a sub-tropical paradise. And, we’re very happy to say, our venue for this year’s inaugural 26 Flavours project. On the walls in the foyer and on the tabletops in the café, tens of thousands of visitors to the garden will be able to enjoy the creativity of 26 writers and 26 designers working together.

Teams are made up of writers from 26 and designers from the Cornwall Design Forum. Except a couple, which feature guests like the author Philip Marsden and poet Caroline Carver. The teams’ challenge is to research the Cornish food or drink we’ve paired them with and create a piece of art that works as a wall poster and an A3 laminated table setting.

On the 26 Flavours of Cornwall menu this year, you’ll find pasties and fudge, fairings and rock samphire, hevva cake and hog’s pudding. And lots lots more.

In the lead-up to the exhibition, teams will be visiting local farmers and producers to find out about their produce. You’ll be able to read about their journeys at

The exhibition will run from 1 to 26 July at Trebah Garden.

By Rob Self-Pierson

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