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!

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Foodie Fundraising Feast by Lauren Heath

Recently the wonderfully charming Andy Cooper, Editor of Devon Life magazine, lost his darling Zena warrior princess to that awful disease Cancer. Obviously nothing can bring her back or heal the wound fully but as in life one must find the good within the bad. So apart from deciding to run the Taunton half marathon… Continue reading Foodie Fundraising Feast by Lauren Heath

5 Week Countdown to the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink! *WIN TICKETS*

The 14th Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink is returning to the Exeter Castle Courtyard and Northernhay Gardens in the very heart of the city in just 5 weeks’ time! The 2017 Festival is running across the early May Bank Holiday weekend, from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May 2017. Activities for… Continue reading 5 Week Countdown to the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink! *WIN TICKETS*

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!

Laithwaites Wine Tasting in Exeter on 25th March – Mercure Rougemont

Here at Eating Exeter, we like wine.  We prefer tasting it and exploring new varieties than drinking it in any great quantity (not that the editor is a lightweight...honesty) so when a wine tasting event visits our fair city, it always causes a great deal of excitement. I recommend you read through the post if… Continue reading Laithwaites Wine Tasting in Exeter on 25th March – Mercure Rougemont

Private Dining at The Pig at Combe – by Lauren Heath

The Pig at Combe is far from the dusty, muddy, snorty (but intelligent) animal it is named after, it does however embody the essence of countryside. As you drive towards it from the a30 and through the villages, you see this warm glow illuminating in the distance, calling you into its warm belly. I have… Continue reading Private Dining at The Pig at Combe – by Lauren Heath

Seahorse Guest Chefs Big Line-Up For 2017

Every year Mitch Tonks and Mat Prowse, who run the award-winning Seahorse in Dartmouth, invite a few great friends in the restaurant world to cook and host the restaurant with them. This year’s stella line up kicks off with Richard Turner from Hawksmoor followed by Spanish Legend Jose Pizarro, Angela Hartnett & Neil Borthwick, seafood… Continue reading Seahorse Guest Chefs Big Line-Up For 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

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

Guest Chef Days Announced at Manna From Devon Cooking School

Manna from Devon Cooking School is delighted to announce the dates for the 2017 Guest Chef Classes: a series of celebrity chefs and foodie experts will be running classes at the school from March until September. These guest days only pop up once a month and usually book up pretty quickly, a true reflection on… Continue reading Guest Chef Days Announced at Manna From Devon Cooking School

Experience Valentine’s Day at South Sands Hotel

Salcombe’s South Sands Hotel is offering guests an exclusive dinner experience this Valentine’s Day as Head Chef Allister Bishop has prepared a romantic six course feast for lovers on this special night. Wherever possible, Allister uses local ingredients and integrates foraged food as demonstrated in this mouthwatering menu: Beetroot soup -- Liquorice & peppermint cured… Continue reading Experience Valentine’s Day at South Sands Hotel

Vegans to Celebrate with First National Festival

The Vegan Festival of Britain 20 May –10 June 2017 From Aberdeen and Newcastle to Bristol, Exeter and Norwich, events are taking place all over the UK as part of the first Vegan Festival of Britain. The three-week festival has been coordinated by Animal Aid to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The idea is for the… Continue reading Vegans to Celebrate with First National Festival

TONIGHT! Anyone For a Plate of Grasshoppers? Exeter Phoenix’s Cinema serves up Danish Doc Bugs Alongside a Feast of Edible Insects

Fans of world cinema and Nordic Noir are in for a treat over the coming months, as Scandifilm returns to Exeter Phoenix for a third year of unique and enchanting film experiences, all centred around Scandinavian cinema. More than just a film festival, visitors will be given the opportunity to live, eat and breathe Scandi.… Continue reading TONIGHT! Anyone For a Plate of Grasshoppers? Exeter Phoenix’s Cinema serves up Danish Doc Bugs Alongside a Feast of Edible Insects

A River Cottage Christmas – by Lauren Heath

Recently I was over the moon to be invited to join a host of other foodie, family and lifestyle bloggers at River Cottage HQ, to experience their facilities and offering. The event was being hosted blogger groups Foodies100 and HIBS100. I have been to HQ before for one of the annual Summer Fairs but it has been some… Continue reading A River Cottage Christmas – by Lauren Heath

Manna From Devon Cooking School – The Wood Fired Experts for 2017

The trend for cooking with fire is bigger than ever and it shows no sign of cooling down. In 2017 cooking on a wood fired oven is going to be huge and Holly and David Jones, from Manna from Devon Cooking School, are the experts to teach you how. Connoisseurs in everything wood fired, book… Continue reading Manna From Devon Cooking School – The Wood Fired Experts for 2017

South West Chef finalists announced for 2016

Entrants battled it out at the semi-finals of South West Chef of the Year on Saturday 8th October hosted by Exeter College. The region’s prestigious culinary competition, now in its 13th year, was co-founded and is co-judged by Michael Caines MBE and aims to nurture the next generation of top chefs. The nail-biting semi-finals on… Continue reading South West Chef finalists announced for 2016

Tantalising tastes of the summer in Princesshay this August

Tantalising tastes of the summer in Princesshay this August Tasting station dates: 6th, 13th & 20th August 2016 This August, tasting stations will pop up in Princesshay for visitors to sample a taste of summer from Princesshay’s cafes and restaurants*. From pan Asian tastes at Wagamama and Japanese delights from YO! Sushi, modern European dishes… Continue reading Tantalising tastes of the summer in Princesshay this August

Foraging in Sidmouth with East Devon – by Lauren Heath

Last week, the lovely people at East Devon invited me along to their foraging course in Sidmouth; I jumped at the chance to do this as I have always wanted to learn about our edible countryside, but I have found nearby courses to be a bit out of my price range. The event, one of… Continue reading Foraging in Sidmouth with East Devon – by Lauren Heath

Ben Richards presents Build A Beer

You might remember a few weeks ago that we posted 10 Questions for Ben Richards: Beer Sommelier.  I want to welcome Ben to the pages of Eating Exeter as he presents a guest post about beer and the fantastic Build A Beer event that he runs. All images courtesy of Ben Richards. Right now is an… Continue reading Ben Richards presents Build A Beer