Waitrose & Partners Weekend Issue 613

18 AUGUST 202 2 3 Photography: Zodee Media, Claudia Gannon, Paul Winch-Furness, Rick Barrett/ Ambitious Creative, Simon Burt, Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images, Allen Murray Hockney art goes under the hammer An award-winning food shop that shares space withWaitrose in Cornwall is copying its neighbour by becoming an employeeowned business. Established in 2016, The Great Cornish Food Store in Tregurra Park, Truro, is the UK’s only example of a completely independent food retailer sharing its premises with amajor supermarket. The shop has its own butcher, fishmonger and deli, and all its food and drink is sourced fromaround 200 local suppliers. Products on sale include fish, crab and lobster caught daily, meat fromanimals raised on Cornish farms, freshly baked Cornish pasties, andmore than 40 locally made cheeses. Customers can also pre-order picnics to take to the beach. Now founder RuthHuxley is celebrating the shop’s sixth anniversary by giving sta a share in the profits, much like the John Lewis Partnership – the UK’s largest employee-owned company. “The store is in great shape, and we have an incredible teamwho verymuch deserve Cornish food shop hands ownership to its employees A career-spanning collection of DavidHockney’s works will go under the hammer in London next month, o ering the chance to buy a bona fide piece of art history. With advance price estimates ranging from£1,000 to £250,000, dozens of Hockney pieces – frompencil sketches to original paintings – will be available to bidders at auctioneers Phillips, in London’s Berkeley Square, on 13 September. The 85-year-old artist is best known for his coloursaturated California pool paintings of the 60s and 70s and recent iPad impressions of the seasonally shifting landscape in his native Yorkshire. He is pictured (left) in front of one of the lots, his 2011 work The Arrival of Spring inWoldgate, East Yorkshire. All the pieces belong to collectors Andrew and Sandy Ovenstone, owners of Cape Town’s famed Stellenberg Gardens, who plan to use the proceeds to invest in contemporary works by South African artists. Alice Ryan a boost after all the challenges they have handled so admirably over the past two years,” says Ruth. “I’m convinced we can really power ahead as a purpose-driven company, becoming evenmore successful while preserving our values and integrity.” Renowned for its dairy produce and the fresh fish and seafood caught on its shores, Cornwall is a food lovers’ destination. Put firmly on the culinarymap by Rick Stein in the 70s, it has attracted acclaimed chefs such asMichael Caines and Jude Kereama. Cornwall’s current Michelin-starred restaurants are Outlaw’s NewRoad and Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen – both in Port Isaac and by Stein protégé Nathan Outlaw – and Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 in Padstow. Emma Higginbotham NEW-LOOK PARTNERSHIP The Great Cornish Food Store in Truro ( left); fishmonger Tom Jonik (below) SHAKEN OR STIRRED? A robotic bartender named Toni has joined the team at new virtual reality gaming venue Sandbox VR in London. Using an app, players can order everything from a spritz to a negroni, which is made by a pair of robotic arms. Created by Italian robotics company Makr Shakr, Toni can put together 80 drinks an hour, and can also slice lemons and brew coffee. SUMMER SUPPORT Throughout the holidays, Waitrose is helping households with a free childrens’ lunch bag, when customers spend £5 or more in their cafés. Children can choose one sandwich, a drink, a piece of fruit and two treats, including milk chocolate mini rice cakes and Pom-Bear crisps. There are 130 cafés taking part, with the offer running until Tuesday 6 September. BURGER MASTERS National Burger Day is on 25 August, so take inspiration from top patty joints such as Lucky Chip, whose ‘El Chapo’ features bacon, roasted jalapeños, blue cheese and aïoli, or Blacklock, which caramelises its onions in vermouth. Try a plantbased sweetcorn fritter from Mother Flipper’s, or a potato and onion patty with lime pickle, soy yogurt, poppadom and pickled red chillies inspired by Meatliquor’s ‘Burgaloo’. SUPER SLUG A rare åuorescent sea slug (below) has been spotted in UK waters for the ärst time. The 2cm-long multicoloured babakina anadoni, which has only been recorded a handful of times worldwide, was photographed off the Isles of Scilly by a volunteer diver from Cornwall Wildlife Trust. THE GOOD NEWS GUIDE A weekly round-up of uplifting stories