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Birdhouse café flies high!

The Birdhouse café in Exeter’s Pinces Gardens has soared to success since new management took over in April.

Visitors are flocking there to enjoy the delicious takeaway food and drink on offer, taking advantage of the longer opening hours.

Owned by Exeter City Council, the café was originally a derelict gatehouse, transformed in 2022 by singer songwriter Abbe Martin into a takeaway and community hub. After Abbe decided to leave due to commitments to her family and career, the Birdhouse was swooped on by Exeter based social enterprise company Garland Support, which set up...

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Global Flavours, Local Ingredients: Exploring Ethnic Cuisine in British Kitchens

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 05/22/2024 - 3:04pm

Embark on a culinary journey by exploring diverse flavours of international cuisine and get to know how to recreate these exotic dishes with locally sourced ingredients.

Come and dive into the vibrant world of ethnic cuisine in British kitchens! Here, traditional recipes meet locally sourced ingredients creating culinary masterpieces that reflect the spirit cultural exchange and globalization.

From its city streets to its countryside towns, you will always find the diversity of intricate ethnic cuisines influenced by the culture that makes up the UK home. British...

11 Best Homemade Chicken Salad Chick Recipes

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2024 - 6:38am

Chicken salad is a versatile and delicious dish that can be enjoyed in many ways. Whether you prefer it on a bed of greens, sandwiched between two slices of bread, or scooped onto crackers, there's a chicken salad recipe out there to suit every taste. In this blog post, we'll explore 11 of the best chicken salad chick recipes that you can recreate at home, allowing you to enjoy the flavors without leaving your kitchen. Serve your chicken salad in individual sugarcane cups or bowls, and don't forget to provide Ancheng disposable wooden cutlery for easy serving and cleanup.

11 Best...

The Ultimate Guide: How Long Can You Keep White Wine in the Fridge?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 05/09/2024 - 10:29am

White wine, with its crisp flavours and refreshing qualities, is a beloved beverage enjoyed by many. Whether you're savouring a glass with dinner or hosting a social gathering, keeping white wine at its best is essential for maximum enjoyment. One common question that arises among wine enthusiasts is: How long can you keep white wine in the fridge? In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the factors that affect the shelf life of white wine, tips for proper storage in the fridge, and signs to look for when your wine may be past its prime.

Understanding Shelf Life


How to create and maintain a cooking page

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 05/02/2024 - 9:34am

Nowadays, useful content with practical fly hacks and step-by-step instructions is gaining popularity. Viewers especially like cooking videos with interesting recipes for various dishes to music hits or with humorous explanations of chefs. Many of them are edited with the help of YouTube video editor VJump . Authors of such blogs can be professional pastry chefs, restaurant owners and enthusiastic amateurs with an original idea and quality equipment.

Where to start?

It's best to start with a picture in your head. Make a list of recipes you want to share. Also, a list of channels...

Free cuppas to celebrate National Tea Day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2024 - 11:11am

Brits drink 36 billion cups of tea every year* with at least one cup of tea enjoyed daily by 79 percent of brits, and almost 50 percent admitting to loving sipping on multiple cuppas every day, according to new research by tea mixologists Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Surveying 2,014 Brits, and timed to coincide with the nation celebrating National Tea Day on 21st April, the research uncovers the most popular tea and snack combos, with surprising results.

Whilst many sip all day long, a cuppa is often paired with a snack, and 74 percent of Brits admit they reach for something...

Get ready to feast: Northernhay Gardens to host the first Exeter Street Food Festival

Street Food Warehouse are thrilled to announce the first Exeter Street Food Festival is heading to Northernhay Gardens in Exeter this June.

From Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June over 25 of the best local and national street food traders will be serving up cuisines from across the world in the heart of the city centre. Expect three days of great food, refreshing drinks, live entertainment and fun for all the family!

All you need to do beforehand is grab your FREE ticket, arrive hungry and be ready to explore the globe one street food dish at a time.

Street Food...

Savouring Every Drop: Tips for Extending the Shelf Life of Opened Red Wine

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 04/16/2024 - 10:47pm

There's something inherently satisfying about uncorking a bottle of red wine and savouring its complex flavours and aromas. However, once that bottle is opened, the clock starts ticking. How long does red wine last once opened? This question plagues wine enthusiasts who want to make the most of their favourite varietals without wasting a drop. In this article, we'll explore practical tips for extending the shelf life of opened red wine, allowing you to enjoy every sip to the fullest.

Understanding the Challenge:

Unlike spirits or certain fortified wines, red wine is...

Asian-inspired restaurant itsu gives away 100 bao’buns to celebrate opening in Exeter

itsu, with over 80 restaurants in the UK, is opening in Exeter on Friday 19th April at 11am. itsu is dedicated to providing an Asian-inspired health[ier] menu which is nutritious, fast & affordable. Dishes are packed with wholegrains, fibre, proteins & greens including freshly made sushi, rice & noodle’bowls and steamed gyoza & bao’buns.

To celebrate their opening, itsu are giving away freshly steamed, delicious bao buns to the first 100 people through their doors as well as offering 20% off to those who sign up.

“We’re delighted to be working with a...

Food Drink Devon Launches New ‘Devon Wine of the Year’ Award

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/02/2024 - 8:32pm

A prestigious new award, ‘Devon Wine of the Year’, has been launched by the Food Drink Devon Awards to celebrate the very best wine the county produces, from its plethora of high calibre vineyards and wineries.

Entries are open to all Devon-based producers, both members and non-members of the organisation, with entries closing on Monday 22nd April.

The winner of the inaugural ‘Devon Wine of the Year’ award will be announced at the glittering Food Drink Devon Awards’ ceremony on Monday 7th October at Sandy Park.

Food Drink Devon board director and wine writer,...

Exeter’s ‘The Cheeky Vegan’ reopens in time for Easter bank holiday weekend

Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted: Tue, 03/26/2024 - 7:04am

The Cheeky Vegan, celebrated culinary destination for vegans and non-vegans alike, will soon be making an exciting return to Exeter’s Cathedral Yard.

Reopening on Thursday 28 March, in time for the Easter bank holiday weekend, under the watchful eye of new owner and manager, Kenneth Yau, this vegan cafe and brunch experience is focused on rapidly reclaiming its reputation as a local restaurant ‘gem’.

“I'm so very excited to bring a much needed, much loved, vegan restaurant back to Cathedral Yard,” Yau said.

“It doesn't matter if you're vegan, vegan-curious, or...

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