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Franco Manca builds on 40,000 Christmas pizza pledge

Sourdough pizza pioneer, Franco Manca, has pledged to turn surplus dough into delicious fresh sourdough bread for those most in need this festive season and beyond. The initiative which will launch on the 9th December and continue throughout 2020 aims to help those going without food or shelter, with loaves being distributed to local soup kitchens, charities and shelters across the UK.

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Step out of Christmas with a Comptoir festive feast

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Fri, 12/06/2019 - 5:45pm

If you want a festive feast with a flavour of the Middle East, step into Exeter’s Comptoir Libanais this Christmas.

You won’t hear Slade, Wizard or Mariah (thankfully) and the décor is refreshingly tinsel-free.

What is guaranteed however, is a tongue-tingling table full of treats.

The mixed mezze starter is a meal in itself and comes with two vegan and two meat dishes.

Sharpham Cheese Triumphs with Two Exceptional National Awards

Authored by HarryWild
Posted: Fri, 12/06/2019 - 9:43am

Sharpham Cheese has recently won two outstanding awards in the food industry: UK Supreme Cheese at the Global Cheese Awards and British Product of the Year in the Great British Food Awards.

UK Supreme Cheese – Global Cheese Awards

The Global Cheese Awards, hosted by  Frome & District Agricultural Society, awarded Sharpham Cheese’s ‘Washbourne’ the overall prize of UK Supreme Cheese. Competing against an impressive 751 cheeses, Washbourne stood out for its smooth, creamy texture and distinctive flavour.

Dining Devon Team Photo: Sue Stoneman, Chris Gower, Lauren Heath

Dining Devon Wins South West England Food Blog of the Year 2019

Authored by Lauren_heath_pa
Posted: Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:02am

Dining Devon, a well-established online food blog, has been announced as South West England Food Blog of the Year 2019 by LUXlife Magazine, as part of their 4th annual Food and Drink Awards.

Founded in 2011, as Eating Exeter, the blog rebranded in 2017 due to its widening appeal and growing demand to visit establishments all over Devon to help with exposure for smaller independents as well as part of larger business PR campaigns.

5 myths about wines to bust

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 11/28/2019 - 7:38pm

Wines are healthy alcoholic beverages help us loosen up from the pressures and stress brought by hustling hard every day. Drinking a glass of your favourite wine after a long and tiresome day at work is just heaven. However, in some cases, some of us get intimidated by drinking a glass of wine because it's still an alcoholic beverage that can adversely affect our health. 

Riverford wins Rising Star of the Year award

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/27/2019 - 3:26pm

Organic veg box company Riverford has won Rising Star of the Year Award at a national awards ceremony recognising excellence among employee owned businesses.

Judges at the Employee Ownership Association Awards praised the new culture of co-ownership across the Riverford business, which they said had helped it secure the win, and a successful first year under the new ownership model.

There’s ‘naan’ denying that Denley’s Essence of India is the best in the West Country

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 11/19/2019 - 6:28pm

Denley's Essence of India in Topsham has been crowned the winner of the Asian Restaurant of The Year (West Country) at the 2019 Asian Curry Awards. Jay Miah and Islam Khan, owners of the popular East Devon restaurant attended the awards ceremony on Sunday 17th November at Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London. The owners, together with their families accepted the prestigious award.

Costa Coffee expands partnership with Too Good To Go to tackle food waste in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 11/03/2019 - 8:40am

Costa Coffee, has expanded its partnership with Too Good To Go, the world’s largest food waste fighting app, from nine to 100 stores across the UK. 

Recycle Devon launches new online recipe book to help reduce food waste

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:23am

Recycle Devon has launched a new online recipe book to help Devon residents waste less food and save up to £800 a year.

The free book “Have Your Food And Eat It” shares tips on buying, storing and preparing food and contains recipes for using up leftovers to help make food stretch further.

Edward Marsh Wins 2019 South West Chef of the Year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 10/26/2019 - 10:43am

The winner of this year’s South West Chef of the Year competition has been announced at a special awards ceremony at Exeter Golf and Country Club. Finalists faced their biggest challenge to date by designing and cooking a menu for some of the South West’s most notorious chef judges at Exeter College.

Devon’s finest honoured at prestigious Food Drink Devon Awards

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 10/13/2019 - 7:51pm

Devon’s talented food and drink scene was alive at Monday night’s vibrant annual Food Drink Devon Awards.  The county’s finest food and drink producers, hospitality and catering businesses and speciality retailers celebrated in style at the esteemed Awards’ ceremony, held at the magnificent 19th century Victorian hotel, The Imperial in Torquay.  The ceremony was hosted, for the first time, by Devon food and drink champion BBC Radio Devon’s, Kerry White.