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Devon vs Cornwall Cream Teas

Devonshire cream teas have been made with cream on the bottom and jam on top ever since their origin in Tavistock Abbey in Devon, where the tradition of eating bread with cream and jam began in the 11th century. This origin of the Cream Tea is disputed by the Cornish who believe the only way to serve a cream tea is with the cream on top. Historically, there have been more variations between Cornish and Devon cream teas than just whether jam or cream is placed on top. In Cornwall, the cream tea was traditionally served with a "Cornish split",...

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2015 Devonshire Food Festivals and Events

For 2016 farmers markets and events in Devon click here. 2015 Devonshire Food Festivals, Country Fayres and Music Events: If you’re organising an event not listed here, just let us know. 13 - 15 March 2015Chagword Festival, Chagford aims to establish Chagford as a focus of literary excellence by attracting high quality speakers, and providing new opportunities for local people to experience literature in direct, accessible and dynamic ways. 16 - 18 April 2015Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival, Newton Abbot the finest ales of the Southwest’s SIBA members. 24 - 26 April 2015Exeter Food & Drink Festival, Exeter festival is an annual...

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