Although not exclusive to Cornwall, mead has played a significant role in the history of the county. The honey alcohol has brought about the creation of Meaderies, restaurants that imitate the medieval dining experience with long tables, hearty food, and both mead wine and a stronger version of the drink made from fruits.
Traditionally made and eaten on Tom Bawcock’s Eve in Mousehole, stargazy pie dates back to the legend of Bawcock. The pie is made of pilchards baked into a pie of the fish, potatoes, and eggs with pastry on top. According to the legend, the pie was made with the seven different types of fish Bawcock collected to save the village from hunger. The fish, gazing toward the sky (hence the name) protrude from the crust,