By SUSAN SMILLIE © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010
At last. A fight that’s worth fighting. A dispute that won’t end in shabby compromise or fudgey coalition; a battle I can get behind – one on which there are clearly defined sides: the right side … and the wrong.
The long-running rivalry between Devon and Cornwall over cream teas has been reignited with news that a Devon dairy has launched a campaign to apply for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) for the name “Devon cream tea”. Cornwall, of course, already has PDO for its clotted cream, but a few years ago, historians piecing together fragments of manuscripts in Tavistock (Devon) found evidence that the cream tea originated there 1,000 years ago, after Tavistock’s Benedictine Abbey monks fed workers with bread, clotted cream and strawberry preserves. The combination, unsurprisingly, was a hit with passing travellers. Read more>
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