Salcombe Crab Festival – by Lauren Heath

What a food filled weekend! On Sunday 30th April, I attended the Salcombe Crab Festival; I was not going to let our British weather make us crabby by stopping our bank holiday weekend fun, so my family and I donned the raincoats and wellies and off we drove. Salcombe is approx. 1 hour south of Exeter, on a… Continue reading Salcombe Crab Festival – by Lauren Heath

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Exeter Food Festival 2017 starts today!

Today marks the beginning of the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink, taking place in Northernhay Gardens in Exeter. This year is chocked full of producers, demos and an appearance from Tom Kerridge too. Have a gander at the programme! Eating Exeter editor Chris Gower will be appearing in the BBC Radio Devon… Continue reading Exeter Food Festival 2017 starts today!

Win a Family Pass to the River Cottage Spring Food Fair!

Taking place over May Bank Holiday, River Cottage Spring Food Fair is the perfect way to celebrate this season’s foodie delights and activities, surrounded by the gorgeous East Devon countryside. Promised to be packed full of fun for all the family to enjoy, enter our competition and you could win a family pass for Monday… Continue reading Win a Family Pass to the River Cottage Spring Food Fair!

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

2017 Food Festival Dates for your diary!

We are very lucky in this county and beyond, to have such wonderful food and produce - what better way to experience all of this together than at a Food Festival! Here's a round up of the upcoming 2017 Food Festivals in Devon as well as a couple from  Cornwall. Click on the website links… Continue reading 2017 Food Festival Dates for your diary!

River Cottage announces Spring Food Fair dates – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2017

River Cottage has announced dates for its Spring Food Fair - held across the late May Bank Holiday. This hugely popular event is a real treat for the senses and a must-visit for foodies and gardeners. It’s a chance to get the family down to River Cottage, to explore the farm nestled in gorgeous East… Continue reading River Cottage announces Spring Food Fair dates – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2017

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

Why Would a New Yorker Move to a Little Village in Devon to Sell Chicken Wings?

What would make someone in their 20’s move from New York to the village of Croyde in Devon? Well, it turns out, to sell the American staple food, chicken wings! Having been born and raised in NY and spent three years studying Food Service and Event Management at NYSU Oneonta, Lauren McGill moved to Manchester,… Continue reading Why Would a New Yorker Move to a Little Village in Devon to Sell Chicken Wings?

Powderham Food Festival celebrates its most successful yet.

The fifth Powderham Food Festival has been the most successful yet with over 6000 visitors attending the two-day event in the grounds of Powderham Castle, during the first weekend of October. Online ticket sales for the festival were four times higher than the previous year, showing that more people were planning ahead and booking in advance… Continue reading Powderham Food Festival celebrates its most successful yet.

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

Nourish Festival launches The Devon Street Food Awards & International music comes to Bovey Tracey

Music: Thu 1, Fri 2 & Sat 3 September Food & Craft: Sat 3 Sept The Nourish Festival will bring some of the region’s top food producers and craft makers to Bovey Tracey, alongside a programme of nationally and internationally renowned musicians. This year, Nourish Festival launches The Devon Street Food Awards, a lively competition to decide who… Continue reading Nourish Festival launches The Devon Street Food Awards & International music comes to Bovey Tracey

Competition! – Win tickets to Powderham Food Festival

Its competition fever here at Eating Exeter! In our third competition this summer, we have a family ticket to this year's Powderham Food Festival up for grabs.  This one is a Twitter competition, so get on Twitter and get retweeting! As ever our competitions are super easy, and you'll need your wits about you as… Continue reading Competition! – Win tickets to Powderham Food Festival

Dartington Food Fair – by Lauren Heath

Well what a great day out as always; we went to Dartington Food Fair on day 1 of its 2 day event held over Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May. Now in its 6th year, and held at The Shops at Dartington in conjuction with Food and Drink Devon, this perfectly formed fair works well… Continue reading Dartington Food Fair – by Lauren Heath

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

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink – by Lauren Heath

Wow - what a weekend! I hope everyone who attended the festival had a great time, I certainly did. We are avid food market and festival go-ers in Devon, Cornwall and beyond, and I believe this is the largest and best food festival in the South West. Now in its 13th year, it is still… Continue reading Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink – by Lauren Heath

10 Questions with Susy Atkins – by Lauren Heath

Susy Atkins is the weekly columnist for the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine, as well as drinks editor of the brilliant and stylish 'delicious' magazine. She also writes a wine column for the South West's own magazine 'food'. She appears regularly on BBC1's flagship cookery show 'Saturday Kitchen' as wine expert, from time to time on BBC radio, local… Continue reading 10 Questions with Susy Atkins – by Lauren Heath

Our Exeter Food Festival Twitter Competition #eff2016

I am excited to announce that Eating Exeter will be running a competition from today until Wednesday April 6th.  Two adult tickets are up for grabs to this year's Exeter Food Festival! I had a great time last year, you can read the write-up here.  And this year is destined it be even better! If… Continue reading Our Exeter Food Festival Twitter Competition #eff2016

Dartmouth Food Festival is nearly here! Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2015

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2015 Dartmouth’s annual food festival is back from Friday 23rd October for three days and two evenings of exceptional regional produce, exciting foodie talks, workshops, tasting events, family friendly activities and much more. Festival Advocate, restauranteur, food writer and chef Mitch Tonks says: “I can’t wait for the Dartmouth… Continue reading Dartmouth Food Festival is nearly here! Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2015

Food Magazine’s Food & Design Festival at Sapphire Spaces

It was only a few months ago that we headed to the luxury settings of bespoke Kitchen and Bathroom specialists, Sapphire Spaces opposite Darts Farm to celebrate the launch of Exeter Cookery School.  We were back, now to help Food Magazine celebrate their Food and Design Festival, To be honest when I first heard about… Continue reading Food Magazine’s Food & Design Festival at Sapphire Spaces

Join Plymouth Gin for a Voyage of Discovery at the Plymouth Seafood Festival

My culinary journey this year has been one of many discoveries.  One of those discoveries has been the fact that I actually quite like Gin.  We tasted some lovely Gin from Conker Gin at the River Cottage Summer Fair, and I suddenly realised that this stuff was actually alright.  Never having been a Gin fan,… Continue reading Join Plymouth Gin for a Voyage of Discovery at the Plymouth Seafood Festival