Recipe: Baked Shellfish with Bucatini, Whole Roasted Garlic and Thyme by Mitch Tonks

The third recipe in a series from Mitch Tonks. Baked Shellfish with Bucatini, Whole Roasted Garlic and Thyme   Serves 3 -4, you will need  8 large cloves of garlic, unpeeled 100ml olive oil Salt A splash of good white wine A handful of mussels 6 raw shell-on prawns 3-4 langoustines 50g squid A handful… Continue reading Recipe: Baked Shellfish with Bucatini, Whole Roasted Garlic and Thyme by Mitch Tonks

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Recipe: A Whole Oven Poached Brill with Tomatoes, Thyme and Saffron by Mitch Tonks

Our second post in a series of recipes from Mitch Tonks. A Whole Oven Poached Brill with Tomatoes, Thyme and Saffron  Serves 4 - you will need  Olive oil 1 brill weighing about 1.5 kg / 3lb 4 ripe tomatoes 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1… Continue reading Recipe: A Whole Oven Poached Brill with Tomatoes, Thyme and Saffron by Mitch Tonks

Michelin-Starred Chef Line-Up Announced for the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Tom Kerridge confirmed in chef line up! Early May bank holiday weekend - Saturday 29 April - Monday 1 May  An all-star line-up of chefs has been confirmed for this year’s Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink including Tom Kerridge who will join festival co-founder Michael Caines MBE in the cookery theatre on… Continue reading Michelin-Starred Chef Line-Up Announced for the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Recipe: Mussels with Chilli, Wine and Bay by Mitch Tonks

As well as dining out and attending events to see what local restaurants, suppliers and businesses have to offer, we do cook at home. Some nights are simpler affairs, with repetitive or traditional favourites like anyone enoys. Occasionally, some inspiration is needed! With spring showing it's face (sort've)  and the fact we are surrounded by… Continue reading Recipe: Mussels with Chilli, Wine and Bay by Mitch Tonks

Source Food and Drink Show – by Lauren Heath

Where does time go? I recall fully, last year when my husband Steve attended a nearby trade show, that he said he'd had the best time trying lots of local produce and meeting lots of great people. It was called Source Food and Drink Show, held at Westpoint Showground. "Better than lots of food festivals"… Continue reading Source Food and Drink Show – by Lauren Heath

Food & Drink Devon Awards 2017 Launched

Entries are now open for the prestigious Food & Drink Devon Awards 2017, following 2016's record-breaking year. These awards celebrate the very best Devon has to offer by recognising the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan food and drink producers and establishments. The awards, currently in their seventh year, continue to grow with 2016… Continue reading Food & Drink Devon Awards 2017 Launched

British Leeks are in Season: Beef Wellington with Leek Mousseline Recipe Review – by Lauren Heath

Once again, thanks to the power of the internet, I randomly came across British Leeks' mission of trying to get more people cooking and eating leeks. At their best from November to April, these winter veggies are in season right now and can be used in a whole host of ways, kept fairly crunchy or… Continue reading British Leeks are in Season: Beef Wellington with Leek Mousseline Recipe Review – by Lauren Heath

Valentine’s Day Gifts from Chococo

For Valentine’s Day 2017, Dorset-based artisan chocolatier Chococo has created a collection of gorgeous chocolates to delight chocolate lovers. Aspiring cupids can select from the following gifts in their 2017 Valentine Collection: Chococo’s NEW Valentine’s Club - a unique subscription gift; NEW freshly handmade Valentine’s selection boxes; a NEW range of delicious and fun Valentine’s… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gifts from Chococo

Pipers Farm closes shop on Magdalen Road

This Saturday, 29 October, Magdalen Road will bid a fond farewell to Pipers Farm as the family run company, which has had an active presence on the road for 23 years, has made the decision to focus its entire business online. Peter Greig of Pipers Farm states they will be leaving with “so many wonderful… Continue reading Pipers Farm closes shop on Magdalen Road

Eating Exeter does Powderham Food Festival

Both of us visited Powderham Food Festival independently, and wandered round in our groups enjoying many facets of the festival. Now in it's 5th year, it hosts food producers, food stalls, children's activities, a cookery theatre and it's USP is the Fire and Smoke Tent; most events with BBQ events are mainly for BBQ enthusiasts,… Continue reading Eating Exeter does Powderham Food Festival

Southcombe Farm – Devonshire Grass Fed Lamb by Caroline Gee

I recently bought some reasonably priced British lamb chops from a supermarket and enjoyed them simply pan fried. Then I got a chance to sample some North Devon lamb chops that come direct from the farm and the difference in taste was incredible - not to mention actually cheaper per kilo than the supermarket. You… Continue reading Southcombe Farm – Devonshire Grass Fed Lamb by Caroline Gee

10 Questions for Chococo

Photos courtesy of Chococo Exeter is fast becoming a foodie hub, attracting big named restaurants and retailers in to the city centre as well as homing some of the best independent restaurants in the region. A new addition to the family is Chococo who have made their home in Gandy St.  Being already a bit… Continue reading 10 Questions for Chococo

10 Questions for Latoyah from Sugar Pink Food – by Chris Gower

Not long after I started Eating Exeter I noticed a new blogger in town.  Like me, she wrote reviews of places to eat in Exeter but also killer recipes and product reviews. On my list of 'blogs I read', Latoyah Egerton's blog Sugar Pink Food is one of my top reads; her passion for good… Continue reading 10 Questions for Latoyah from Sugar Pink Food – by Chris Gower

Carluccio’s – Cheese and Wine, Deli and Dine – by Lauren Heath

Carluccio's, Princesshay, Bedford Street, Exeter, EX1 1GJ Tel: 01392 410492, @carluccios, http://www.carluccios.com I was recently invited to Carluccio's in Exeter’s Princesshay for a cheese and wine evening; I like cheese and wine a lot, but this really had my husband’s name all over it – and he was even more delighted than usual...I hoped it… Continue reading Carluccio’s – Cheese and Wine, Deli and Dine – by Lauren Heath

Veg In A Box

I'm not a very fussy eater, I tend to eat everything and anything that comes my way.  But like many of us, eating greens can be something that slips the mind sometimes.  The healthy lifestyle that many of my friends and colleagues strive to achieve will sometimes be the last thing that crosses my mind.… Continue reading Veg In A Box

Food Festivals in Devon! – Dates for your diary

Being a foodie can be an organisational nightmare sometimes.  Devon and The South West has so many fantastic foodie things going on, so as you might think there are many opportunities to celebrate the fantastic produce we are known for. There are food festivals happening all over our fair county.  The excitement of the Exeter… Continue reading Food Festivals in Devon! – Dates for your diary

The Carless Foodie: foot-friendly foodie destinations near Exeter

Exeter Food Festival is just around the corner, and it is easy to see that our region has become a shining beacon for food lovers over the last ten years, and us Exonians are in the middle of the party. But for those of us reliant on public transport, getting out to visit some of the best… Continue reading The Carless Foodie: foot-friendly foodie destinations near Exeter

Spring Lamb Masterclass with The Butchers at Darts Farm – by Lauren Heath

Last week we attended a Spring Lamb Masterclass hosted by The Butchers at Darts Farm. It is run by two brothers, Alastair and Philip David,  who are Master Butchers. Having arrived about 5 to 10 mins early to find that actually we were just about the last ones there, and worried we had got the… Continue reading Spring Lamb Masterclass with The Butchers at Darts Farm – by Lauren Heath

Greendale Farm Shop, Farringdon

I recently took a trip to Greendale Farm Shop that sits just outside Farringdon near Clyst St Mary.  Like many Farm Shops it has grown from small beginnings, and is now hub of local produce in what I am dubbing the Farm Shop Belt; this runs between Dart's Farm near Clyst St George, Kenniford Farm… Continue reading Greendale Farm Shop, Farringdon

Artisan Chai, Fore St. (OPENING 6th NOVEMBER)

Fore St. is without a single doubt my favourite part of Exeter.  It has so much character and it is occupied by a strong community of shop/business owners who are all driven to make this a hub of independent retail in Exeter.  It is the home to the Glorious Art House Cafe and many other excellent… Continue reading Artisan Chai, Fore St. (OPENING 6th NOVEMBER)