Forgotten sea foods focus at Porthleven festival
12:05pm Monday 29th October 2012 in Falmouth/Penryn
The fifth Porthleven Festival will take on a “Sourced from the Sea” theme in order to highlight the port’s “commitment to great food” and maritime connections.
Organisers of next year’s festival, which will be held on Saturday, April 20, hope to promote some of the less fashionable sea foods such as spider crab, seaweed, mackerel and rock samphire.
Local artists, restaurants, fishermen, children and accommodation providers will be invited to celebrate Porthleven’s past and the sea-industry histories of the Netloft, Smokehouse, Salt Cellar, Lifeboat House, Custom’s House and the crab-canning factory, many of which have different uses today.
Meanwhile lobster pot making and net making and repair continue and will also be celebrated.
New chairman of the festival David Turnbull said: “The port is playing a part in a renewed interest nationally of some forgotten or unfashionable foods because they’re healthy, sustainable and delicious.
“We want to highlight these at the fifth food festival, as well as drawing attention to the historical buildings around the harbour.”
For more information visit www.porthlevenfoodfestival.co.uk over the coming months.