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Win a Barefoot Barbecue

Four friends got together one summer evening over a barbecue on a beach. The beach was Church Cove, on the Lizard peninsula. And the four friends went on to be the founders of Barefoot Kitchen. The idea was spawned from discussions that night about their innate love of Cornwall. The food, surfing, the outdoor lifestyle, being able to hang out together on a beach, music, design. This conceived a business concept based on those ideals. As they say on their Web site:

‘Barefoot Kitchen offers the Cornish lifestyle to everyone who wants to share it. Barefoot products for beach and outdoor living, simple recipes using locally sourced food, music and films that encapsulate the perfect evening on the beach with friends.’

Sounds good to us. So we’ve got hold of some of their Barbecue Buckets to give away. Inspired by the story of Barefoot’s barbecue origins, we’d like to hear your barbecue-based West Country stories. A memory you have as a child. A particular open grill recipe disaster. A description of the Roles and Rotas within your family as to who’s in charge of the tongs! Anything you’d like to tell us that involved a barbecue or eating al fresco. If you’ve got a picture or two to illustrate the scene, even better.

Send your stories to us and we will give the best five inspiring stories, or just the ones that made us laugh, a feature on our Web site and a Barefoot BBQ Bucket in time for the Jubilee Bank Holiday. You can send up to three stories and we’ll be looking for originality, quirkiness, a story that tells us something new about where we live, something other visitors can empathize with – anything you’ve experienced whilst barbecuing in the South West. Even if it doesn’t earn you a BBQ Bucket, you may get a mention on our Facebook page at the very least.

BBQ skewer

Whenever the sun shines, Lucy at Barefoot Kitchen takes her bucket down to Church Cove, or neighbouring Dollar Cove. She’s not really the cook, but chef Roger has a fab family recipe they like to call ‘Paella on a stick’. Get a barbecue skewer and impale prawns, chorizo, chicken and olives for a Mediterranean style kebab. Just remember to soak wooden skewers so they don’t burn…

You could try this idea for another dish: ‘Spaghetti Bolognese on a Stick’ anyone? You could use meatballs, or steak chunks, skewered with chunks of onion and cherry tomatoes then drizzle with herb oil before serving. We’re not quite sure how you could doctor a pasty to become a kebab though – or would that be sacrilegious?


Email your story, along with any accompanying pictures to by 25th May 2012. Please see the T&Cs below for more details.

BBQ buckets


Classic Cottages Barefoot Kitchen Barbecue Bucket Promotion Terms and Conditions
This Promotion is organised by Classic Cottages Limited (Co. No. 01966317) (trading as Classic Cottages) whose registered office is Leslie House, Lady Street, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8NA.
Promotion Period
The Promotion will run from 09:00hrs on 3rd May to 00:00hrs on 25th May 2012 (‘Closing Date’). Only entries received by Classic Cottages after the opening date and before the closing date will be included in the promotion.

How to Enter
  • There is no entry fee or purchase required.
  • You must be the author ('You', 'Your') of your submission.
  • To enter the Promotion, You must submit your story to the email If you have any supporting images please send these in too. We can accept files up to 5MB.
  • Your story should be in response to the statement ‘favourite West Country barbecue moment’.
  • Stories must be previously unpublished.
  • Only three entries permitted per person.
  • The deadline for entry is 00.00hrs on 25th May 2012.
Picking the Winner
Staff at Classic Cottages will choose five winning entries from all the entries. When choosing the winner, Classic Cottages will be looking for the most original entries that fall into categories of originality, quirkiness, local insight, relevant, amusing or interesting, that capture our imagination.
The decision of who the winners are will be made on or before 00.00hrs on 30th May 2012. The winners will be notified on or before 00.00hrs on 31st May 2012. Classic Cottages’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The winners will also be announced on our Facebook page.
The Prize
Each winner will receive one (1) BBQ Bucket.
The prize must be accepted as awarded and is non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable. If, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to provide the stated prize, we reserve the right to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value. There is no cash alternative.
Further Terms and Conditions
The Promotion is open to UK residents aged 18 years and over.
Employees or associates of Classic Cottages or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Promotion, including the prize supplier, cannot win the Promotion, but may submit an entry. 

Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

You are responsible for the cost (if any) of sending your Promotion entry to us.

You own the copyright to your Promotion entry as its author.

By submitting an entry to the Promotion, You give Classic Cottages: 
Permission for your entry to be published in any promotional material and grant Classic Cottages a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide licence to republish your Promotion entry (edited if required) in electronic format and hard copy for promotional purposes free of charge, and;
The right to use your name and town or city of residence for the sole purpose of identifying You as the author of your entry and/or as a winner of the Promotion.
Classic Cottages assumes no responsibility for possible fraud committed by any contestant. Classic Cottages reserves the right to remove or disqualify any entry at any time at its discretion.
Your entry must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use and must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations. If Classic Cottages have reason to believe your entry is not your own work or otherwise breaches this paragraph, then it may not be considered.
Classic Cottages assumes that by entering the Promotion you have the legal capacity to do so and agree to these Terms and Conditions.
Any entry could be selected during the course of the Promotion for publication on our Facebook page, blog or other promotional material. This does not mean that You have won the Promotion.
The name and home county of the winners will be available for one (1) month after the Promotion has ended which can be requested by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to the Marketing Department, Classic Cottages, Leslie House, Lady Street, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8NA.
By entering the Promotion you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (which may be amended or varied at any time by us with or without notice), by our decisions which are final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
All changes to the Terms and Conditions will be posted in revised Terms and Conditions on the Classic Cottages Web site.
We accept no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misaddressed, undelivered or misdirected entries.
Any personal data collected for the purposes of the Promotion will be processed in accordance with the provisions of Classic Cottages’ Privacy Policy. When accessing the Classic Cottages Web site, you are bound by the Classic Cottages terms of use.
Classic Cottages reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this Promotion without notice due to circumstances beyond its control.
This Promotion is governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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