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Did you know that the first mention of Britain in writing detailed tin dealing on St Michaelís Mount in Cornwall? Pytheas, a Phoenician from Marseille, travelled to Cornwall in 325BC on a trading mission that he recorded: his text was lost long ago, but its information was quoted in a later Greek history. Some say the use of saffron in traditional Cornish cookery results from exchanges made with the Phoenicians.

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