Celebrating the humble yet might mushy pea. The perfect side the nations favourite comfort food fish and chips and loved by millions.
The Harbour Lights in Falmouth are championing the cause of the mushy pea and rolling out the inaugural International Mushy Pea Day to ensure it gets the lime light it deserves.
Is the mushy pea truly international? It certainly is. We have friends throughout the world who serve up this legend to hungry guests in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan to name a few.
International Mushy Pea Day will give us all a platform to speak with our restaurants and takeaways guests about how moreish there are as well as shouting about how darn good there are for you. Packed full of protein with essential nutrients including iron, zinc, potassium and fibre. Rich in vitamins and low in calories there are almost a super food!
Our vision is we take mushy peas to the masses, to encourage our customers new and old to try this traditional side. With fun activities, opportunities to try different recipes alongside an opportunity to raise some cash for our favourite local charities feels like a winner.
The website www.mushypeaday.com will act as a portal for ideas and activities for Mushy Pea Day. It will also allow all participating shops and our customers to share pictures and images on what’s happening around the country and the rest of the world. The scope for video demonstrating the perfect pea preparation, celebrity endorsements, recipes, fancy dress, competition etc is endless. The ideas the wackier the better. We have a mushy pea song currently in production from a talented fryer at our shop in Falmouth. Anything that captures the imagination of the industry, means our customers have loads of silly fun has mileage.
The Harbour Lights are offering the mushy peas for free for the day to try and entice new fans. We have also discussed the idea of all the participating shops to offer the takings from the sales of mushy peas for the day to a local charity. This itself is a good news story locally, but when pulled together this is a new piece with national and international reach.
So much opportunity for good news stories for the industry. As well as a super chance for the trade, owners and fish and chip lovers to celebrate together. To get involved firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the shop and your ideas.