Our little town just doesn’t have a big enough population to support a fish shop, there are some vans that go around but they only have the fish I mentioned above and, even in the larger towns nearby, I have never seen Cornish Sardines.
The woman at the counter said she only had five left so would give me a discount, they were only 35p each, how fab is that! So I brought them home and only then did I think “what on earth am I going to do with five Cornish Sardines?” A quick search on the tinternet and I found this fab site and this recipe for Cornish Sardine Bruschetta. The loaf I made yesterday was ideal for Bruschetta, so we had this for lunch. The sardines were delicious but they don’t half stink up your kitchen!
So, in defense of Tesco: don’t tell me that without Tesco in the town all these small shops would thrive. I’ve lived in this area for 26 years and when I arrived we had a very poor selection of fruit, veg, fish and pretty much everything else except meat (there were three butchers in this small town) there is an awful lot to be said for the variety and choice that supermarkets deliver.