Rachel Wilson-Couch
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Rachel Wilson-Couch is a freelance journalist in Cornwall specialising in food and travel. She writes a regular food blog under the guise of saffronbunny, as well as a regular food column and feature articles for a variety of publications. Cornwall and Italy are her true loves but she will flirt with anything in the name of writing.

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Conscious Uncoupling From Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 10:17 AM

I love a bit of Facebook, so much so that it has come to feel like a naughty habit: socially-acceptable curtain twitching, inner bitch dealing out shallow judgements (ugly baby; boring - you posted that a few weeks back; oh f*** off with your philosophical whimperings over coffee, to name...

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Jamie Porter Takes Over as Head Chef at St Moritz, Cornwall

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 4:28 AM

This son of a Cornish fisherman has finally come home.
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Jamie Porter has worked with some of the best in the business: Michel Roux senior at the three Michelin star Waterside Inn, Stephane Delourme at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant and he helped...

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BBC Fictionalises Couch Family History for Nigel Havers' Programme

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 8:37 AM

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The story of an influential Cornish family was reduced to a tale of cads, illegitimacy and childhood loss in the recent BBC programme 'Who Do You Think You Are' in which celebrities trace back their family roots.

The tagline for the...

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Why the Sunday Times Style Magazine Is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong About the Real Cornwall

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 4:36 PM

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I write about food and Cornwall. I live and work in Cornwall. I am not a member of Mebyon Kernow (er no) nor do I exhibit a black and white car sticker on my rear window. I did however feel queasy enough about...

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Chef Nathan Outlaw Takes on the Capital's Capital

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2013 | 7:51 AM

Let the people come to Cornwall and two-star Michelin chef Nathan Outlaw can do no wrong. And rightly so. A combination of some of the best sourcing available to humankind with robust flavor combinations that showcase the product rather than the chef, coupled (if you are blessed) with a glinting...

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The Old Coastguard, Mousehole Cornwall: Preposterous Value for Money

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 4:12 AM

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Less than three miles down the road and less than one hundred years ago, a model posed nude on the rocks and one Alfred J Munnings clung on to the cliffs above to catch a glimpse of flesh framed by sea and rocks....

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A New Skiing and Eating Concept Hits the Slopes of Alta Badia in 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2013 | 12:39 PM

Learning to ski in your late-30s is potentially a daunting experience. Bones take longer to heal and the fear of resurrecting an old knee injury initially held me back. But let go, fall a few times and the sheer joy and pleasure of downward momentum in the bosom of the...

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Cook Like a Gourmet with French House Party

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 12:30 PM

"Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere." Julia Child.
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Some of my more significant French food memories include: curry eaten in a Parisian bookshop that was made (so we discovered later) in a cockroach-infested kitchen; some French men actually do...

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Cornwall's Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 Padstow gets Michelin Star

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 10:27 AM

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Photo by Khalile Siddiqui
Whenever I talk to people about the slate-roofed Grade II-listed house sandwiched between Stein outlets that is Paul Ainsworth's No. 6, the response has always been the same. Until now. The question, "Why hasn't he got...

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Having Your Bacon and Eating it: Why Semi-Tarianism is a Fat Load of Nonsense

(2) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Do you know a lacto-ovo vegetarian from a flexitarian, a semi-veggie from a pesce-pollotarian? Oh and when was the last time you had a bit of mycoprotein on toast or a bowl of TVP (textured vegetable protein) spag bol?

These latest food words are simply the result...

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Let Them Eat Cake for Packed Lunch? Hell No

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM

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Ever since the iconic images of parents stuffing fast food through school gates like deranged chimpanzees on the wrong side of the bars, the fight over school dinners as launched by Jamie Oliver back in 2006 has become anything but simple....

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Paul Young's Cornish Cookbook: International Popstar Goes Local

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 9:33 AM

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The young 80s pop icon, Paul Young, famous for hits such as Don't Dream It's All Over, Senza Una Donna and Every Time You Go Away, has thrown in the microphone, spiked hair and tight leather trousers for chef whites and...

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Lard, Carbs and Dogs - How Street Food Became Gourmet

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 3:29 PM

In the face of foams, smears and amuses bouches comes lard, carbs and dogs. Gourmet street food has already been trend-spotted by the gluttonati, books written and awards given, yet burgers, dogs and bacon are still big news and getting bigger.

As Richard Johnson states in his newly published...

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The Pasty Tax and Arses: How They Compare

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 3:22 PM

I beg to differ with Will Self on the topic of pasties and arses: they are not "the most arsiform food known to humankind", the crimped edge does not represent "an engorged perineum", and the consumption of one is not, therefore, an act of "bum-munching." Mr Self does...

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The Great British Menu: May the Best Man Win

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 10:04 AM

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Expect testosterone, the sharpening of knives, sweating brows, a bit of swearing, oh, and just one woman, in tonight's 2012 Great British Menu. In this post-bra burning, have-it-all era for women who can give birth in heels while holding the right...

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On Eating Alone

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2012 | 10:51 AM

"Champagne please."
"We have prosecco?"
"Champagne, thanks."

Eating alone, if it has to happen, is best celebrated. Copious amounts of vino locale however, in the broad light of day on a travel assignment in Ravenna once sent me into odd existential paroxysms of self-consciousness: that we die alone...

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Why Vegetarians Would Buy Veal

(16) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Turn on the telly and you're likely to catch a bearded man foraging on Channel 4 or a BBC fledgling MasterChef shouting about seasonal and local; look at your bookshelf and you've probably got at least one over-priced TV-endorsed cookbook which you've barely opened. Yet despite our recent 'food renaissance',...

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River Cottage Canteen & Deli Plymouth

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 7:15 AM

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Last week, the doors of middle class rural idylldom were thrown open to urban sprawl. River Cottage meet the city of Plymouth. A brave move and a welcome injection of provenance pedigree to a city that is upping its...

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Feeling a Little Underwhelmed by Ramsay's @BreadStKitchen

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 12:32 PM

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BSK IS LIVE shouts the website, much as GR would shout f*** or b******* in an episode of Kitchen Nightmares which was ever so exciting for a while and then became a little dull. Yes, I had a minor chef crush on him...

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The Ultimate Cuppa: Bathing in tea - a new Treatment at the Goldeneye Resort, Jamaica

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 1:08 PM

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Tea for me is golden, normally builder's and taken several times a day. I didn't expect to be lying in a bath full of it. Outside. In the Carribbean. At one of the world's classiest resorts. Was I being led up the garden...

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