Saturday, September 06, 2008

Yum. YUM.

Tom Robbins, deputy travel editor, The Observer

You can keep your foie gras and truffles; the gastronomic experience of my life was an ice cream, bought from the window of a little beach cafe in Cornwall. It was a legendary Robin's Hedgehog, the special creation of the cafe owner, Rob Ross. He starts by filling a cone with farmhouse vanilla ice cream. This is then smothered in a thick layer of Cornish clotted cream and dipped in a bowl of honey-roast hazlenuts, which embed themselves in the cream. I only ever had one, and that was when I was 10, but I've been thinking about it on and off ever since. · Chapel Porth Cafe, near St Agnes, Cornwall (01872 552487)

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