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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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

10 Questions for Tim Maddams

One of the reasons why I started the 10 Questions posts was to highlight and showcase some of the foodie heroes that we in Devon have in our midst.  I first met Ex-River Cottage Chef Tim Maddams at a Pop-up dining event held by Jonny Does Dinner in a polytunnel at Trill Farm.  I  found… Continue reading 10 Questions for Tim Maddams

The Rusty Pig, Ottery St Mary

The Rusty Pig, Yonder Street, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1HD 01404 815580 Butchers: open Thursday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday 9.30am to 4pm. Supper tables: Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Fixed Course only) Breakfast: Friday and Saturday 10am to 2pm In the last twenty years or so, East Devon has had somewhat of a food renaissance.… Continue reading The Rusty Pig, Ottery St Mary

River Cottage Summer Fair 2015

In this end of the South West, we are quite lucky really.  We have a number of popular culinary landmarks that any good foodie must visit at least once in their lifetime.  Gidleigh Park, Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant, River Cottage HQ, The Riverford Field Kitchen in Buckfastleigh are for me, those placecs in the popular… Continue reading River Cottage Summer Fair 2015

The Pig & Pallet: Good Game’s new Deli Cafe

Exeter has a lot of cafes. It is definitely a hub of cafe culture in Devon, if not the South West, and it doesn't seem to be relenting any time soon.  The newest, and certainly the most exciting to open for a while, is The Pig & Pallet which opened over the weekend on Topsham's… Continue reading The Pig & Pallet: Good Game’s new Deli Cafe

Free Recipe 4 – Dessert: Saffron Doughnuts Filled with Trewithen Clotted Cream AND Orange Custard

Dessert: Saffron Doughnuts Filled with Trewithen Clotted Cream AND Orange Custard Makes 12 medium sized doughnuts Ingredients: For the doughnut dough 250g organic white flour 30g caster sugar and loads more for dredging 5g Cornish sea salt 1 tbsp sourdough starter (optional) 8g fresh OR 4g active dried yeast 2 eggs Zest of ½ lemon… Continue reading Free Recipe 4 – Dessert: Saffron Doughnuts Filled with Trewithen Clotted Cream AND Orange Custard

Free Recipe 2 – Starter: Spiced Pumpkin Barley Risotto, with Trewithen Clotted Cream served with Heritage Beetroot Crisps

Starter: Spiced Pumpkin Barley Risotto, with Trewithen Clotted Cream served with Heritage Beetroot Crisps Serves 4 Ingredients: Barley base 300g organic pearled barley 30g finely diced onion 30g finely diced celery 30g finely diced carrot 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 100ml good quality white wine 1Ltr warm homemade vegetable stock or water Spiced pumpkin or… Continue reading Free Recipe 2 – Starter: Spiced Pumpkin Barley Risotto, with Trewithen Clotted Cream served with Heritage Beetroot Crisps

Free Recipe 1: Canape – Trewithen Clotted Cream, Cornish cheddar & Parsley Croquetta

Canape : Trewithen Clotted Cream, Cornish cheddar & Parsley Croquetta Makes 4 Croquetta Ingredients: 200-250ml of whole Trewithen milk 1 bay leaf 2 cloves 1 slice of an onion 1 sprig of fresh thyme A pinch of ground mace 60g organic flour 30g Trewithen butter 250g Cornish cheddar 100g flat leaf parsley, chopped 1tbsp Trewithen… Continue reading Free Recipe 1: Canape – Trewithen Clotted Cream, Cornish cheddar & Parsley Croquetta

Green Sauce presents Funghi Night at The Rusty Pig, Ottery St Mary – 24th October

The Rusty Pig in Ottery St Mary is the venue for Tim Maddams' Green Sauce to set up shop for a Pop-up night.  Tim previously worked as Head Chef at River Cottage, and can still be found teaching, writing for national rags and promoting ethical foods.  The Funghi Night looks like its going to be a… Continue reading Green Sauce presents Funghi Night at The Rusty Pig, Ottery St Mary – 24th October

Johnny Does Dinner – The Polytunnel Dinner at Trill Farm, Axminster

You are unlikely to find many foodies who can say that they have a meal in a horticultural polytunnel and cooked for them by a chef, using ingredients from the very polytunnel being dined in. And to be honest, I never thought I would be able to say I am one of those lucky few.… Continue reading Johnny Does Dinner – The Polytunnel Dinner at Trill Farm, Axminster