Food & Drink

Food Drink Devon new guide launched

The annual guide to Devon’s vibrant and growing food and drink scene has launched.

Food Drink Devon is packed with insight on the county’s best producers, shops, cafés, restaurants, farmers’ markets and much more. 

Regarded as the essential and most up-to-date reference for Devon’s food and drink scene, the guide comes complete with detailed listings and maps, so foodies can easily find where to shop and enjoy the very best food and drink Devon has to offer.

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No fish please, we're millennials!

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 05/03/2019 - 6:26am

Recent research from the national body, Seafish, has uncovered that millennials eat 50% less fish than their grandparent’s generation. Are we surprised at this? The British tend to eat most of their fish fried, unlike their continental European neighbours who eat more grilled or simply cooked seafood. Restaurant owner and seafood chef Mitch Tonks has seen this himself and puts it partly down to there being very little for customers between fine dining seafood and traditional chippies and an increasing awareness but lack of information regarding sustainability.

The pink fizz is chilling in readiness for the 2019 Twilight Walk!

The pink fizz is chilling in readiness for the 2019 Twilight Walk!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:14pm

Saturday 6 July will be a BIG day in Exmouth for local charity Hospiscare. Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare will be holding their Family Fun Day at Manor Gardens from 10am – 4pm with live entertainment and lots of fun activities. Having had a great day with the whole family it will then be time for the mums, nans and aunties to don their pink tutus and bunny ears (not compulsory) and head on down to The Maer for either the Twilight Walk or 5K Fizz Run in aid of Hospiscare.

Camilla Tea to launch at Devon County Show

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 04/27/2019 - 9:14am

An Oolong tea from Taiwan with a distinctive clotted cream flavour and named in honour of the Duchess of Cornwall will be given its official launch at the Devon County Show in May.

Camilla is a new tea from the  Oolong Tea Company, which is based in Torpoint’s Portwrinkle. The tea was sourced and created by the company’s founder, Eve Baker, and named after Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall in tribute to the Duchy’s work across the South West, as well as her ongoing support of Devon County Show - she was President back in 2008 and attended as a guest in 2013.  

Top food waste day: Brits throw away £494 million worth of food each week

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 04/24/2019 - 7:17am

Cooking is one of Britain’s favourite pastimes – we share pictures online, make food for our friends and family and consume cooking content at an astronomical rate. However, the UK still throws away an average £494 million worth of food each week, reveals research from recipe box company Gousto.

Did someone say Big Summer Blow Out? Introducing FEAST FEST 2019

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/23/2019 - 7:56am

Exeter is welcoming a new and exciting food event this summer! FEAST FEST (The Big Summer Blow Out) will be exploding on to the foodie scene this June – on the weekend of 15th and 16th and is being held in the grounds of the well-known Topsham Rugby Club.

This aptly named event is a charity fundraiser for Topsham Rugby Club who hope to raise enough money to provide their 500 + members with flood lighting to enable them to train at their clubs facilities all year round. 

Chunk of Devon Win Champion Pasty at Pie Awards 2019

Champion pasty comes from Devon!

Authored by Suzi Bryon-Edmond
Posted: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:16am

Chunk of Devon Win Champion Pasty at the British Pie Awards…again!

Chunk, a Devon based pie and pasty maker, have won the much-coveted award of Champion Pasty at the 2019 British Pies Awards for the second time. Chunk’s award-winning recipe won the award back in 2009 – and caused a bit of a stir (to say the least!) with their neighbours in Cornwall. But this year, with tough competition from other Pasty makers, including those from Cornwall, the Chunk Steak Pasty beat them all!

Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays set to host first Cadbury Dairy Milk Personalistation Station just in time for Easter

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 04/05/2019 - 3:35pm

This Easter, Cadbury is excited to announce that visitors to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth will be the first to get their hands on personalised Cadbury Dairy Milk bars live in store.  The personalisation service will be available at the Cadbury store in Gunwharf Quays from 6th- 20th April.

Celebrate ‘The First of the Summer Wine’ at the Deer Park Country House

Authored by Danielle Camp
Posted: Sun, 03/31/2019 - 1:42pm

Join South West Wine School for a magnificent evening of food, wine and live music at the Deer Park Country House near Honiton on Thursday 13th June 2019.  Tickets cost £55 per person, with a special early bird offer of £45 per ticket for the first 50 people to book (tickets available from www.southwestwineschool.co.uk or www.helmtickets.com).

The Many Nutritional Benefits of Nuts

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 03/26/2019 - 9:39am

Trying to eat healthy while still getting all of what you need nutritionally can sometimes be a challenging affair. It's a matter of getting healthy fats, the right amounts of protein, and enough carbohydrates to give you the energy you need to get through your day. Trace minerals and extra vitamins are just the icing on the cake.

NEW Home Cooking competition

Authored by deborah custance baker
Posted: Mon, 03/25/2019 - 2:39pm

Wonderful new Home Cooking Competition is coming to the Devon County Show this year - why dont you enter?   

This competiton will be on display in the Craft and Garden Marquee and is open to anyone.   Great judges waiting to taste wonderful food.....  Further details from custancebaker@gmail.com

Classes are:

BAKING - Kindly Supported By Yoghurt Delights

Class 1    Bread: A Novelty Loaf in the shape of a flower

Class 2    Devon Cream Tea’ five plain scones, presented the Devon way.

Class 3    A Chocolate Cake