I never cease to be amazed by the wealth of creative, talented young people popping up all over Cornwall who are providing us with exciting and innovative products and services. The Philleigh Way Cookery school on the Roseland is a great example.
Brothers-in-law James Martin and George Pascoe have combined their love of food and cookery skills on the Pascoe family farm out in the sticks on the Roseland peninsula to create a unique venue for food lovers to hone their cookery skills and/or sample the delights of intriguing menus using freshly cooked local produce.
 Philleigh Way Cookery School wood-fired feast
Earlier on this year I attended one of their cupcake cookery courses with a group of girl friends and throughly enjoyed the day with talented tutor Christine Hawker. The courses are an excellent gift idea for a friend’s birthday or a fun session for a hen party!
Throughout the summer they have been running wood-fired evening feast sessions – Pysk (fish), Krogen (shellfish) or Best (beef) – with all food locally sourced and cooked on their wood grill fuelled with oak from sustainable woodland on the farm.
The outdoor (under cover) huge wooden tables and benches are prettily decorated, dress is casual and a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks are available as you watch the boys whip up your food as the sun goes down.
 Philleigh Way Cookery School wood-fired feast
Our fish supper was a feast of salmon, haddock, mackerel, hake, monkfish, bass and fish cakes, served in a variety of ways, beautifully presented with zingy salads, home baked bread and local vegetables with a scrumptious mango posset to finish.
The welcome was as warm as the blankets round our knees and I can’t wait to return for more foodie delights.