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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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!

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!

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

South West Chef Winners Announced Following Tense Final

Winners of this year’s South West Chef of the Year were announced last night at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner held at Exeter Golf & Country Club. The evening was hosted by competition co-founder Michael Caines MBE and his team of judges, each a top chef from the region, including Stephane Delourme of The… Continue reading South West Chef Winners Announced Following Tense Final

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

The Great Artisan Feast Festival – Southernhay Gardens

The team behind Exeter Street Food will be transforming Southernhay Gardens for The Great Artisan Feast Festival on Saturday 15th October 2016, 10:00am to 8:00pm. Now a familiar sight on Exeter's elegant Southernhay Gardens the Exeter Street Food team are launching their new food and drink experience for all, called The Great Artisan Feast Festival.… Continue reading The Great Artisan Feast Festival – Southernhay Gardens

A buzzing event at ‘EATS! at Princesshay’ Launch Party

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to join Princesshay at their launch of EATS! - an event showcasing the shopping centres restaurants in the run up to some August tasting events for the public. To start with, we were taken through a secret doorway and rode the lift up to the rooftops of… Continue reading A buzzing event at ‘EATS! at Princesshay’ Launch Party

Princesshay buzzing with Queen Bee success

Princesshay buzzing with Queen Bee success Princesshay’s City Bee project has achieved a massive 90% success rate with its Queen Bee rearing programme with 4 Queen Bees taking to the apiary, situated in the rooftop garden. At the end of May Princesshay bee keeper, Jason Wallis of WeeTree Nurseries will introduce the new queens to… Continue reading Princesshay buzzing with Queen Bee success

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

Latest News – Celebrate English Wine Week in Devon

English Wine Week begins on 28th May with plans to raise awareness of the quality of our national vineyards. Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association member, Rendezvous Wine Bar in Exeter is celebrating with self-led wine tasting sessions at their city centre restaurant throughout the week. Jemma Mitchell, owner of Rendezvous and Vice Chairman of the… Continue reading Latest News – Celebrate English Wine Week in Devon

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