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Masterchef: The Professionals 2024 Applications Now Open!

MasterChef: The Professionals is back for its 17th series! Once again we are looking for undiscovered new talent and exciting food within the culinary world.

We are calling out to all chefs who want to enter the ultimate cooking competition, to test their skills on a national level under the wings of culinary legends.

Throughout the years, MasterChef: The Professionals has discovered rising stars. Past contestants have gone on to open restaurants, judge competitions on television, write cookbooks, and even win Michelin stars of their own. This is an opportunity like no...

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The Victoria Inn welcomes local MP following transformative Investment 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/16/2023 - 8:55am

The Victoria Inn, Exeter, recently welcomed local MP Ben Bradshaw for a comprehensive tour of their new-look pub, following a substantial six-figure investment from award winning Craft Union Pub Company.

Operators Mark and Victoria Major alongside the rest of the pub team warmly welcomed Ben to talk him through the renovations and history of the pub.

The team gave MP Ben an extensive tour of The Victoria Inn and showed him how the investment, giving the space a fresh, new look, has uplifted the pub. The transformation included new HD TV screens, where guests can now...

Snark at Piazza Terracina, Exeter

Winter Dining on Snark

Authored by SNARK
Posted: Mon, 10/30/2023 - 11:02am

Snark is now fully open at her berth at Piazza Terracina. The first three weeks have been a great success with over 100 happy diners enjoying our Moorish set dinners and brunches.

For the next two weeks they head to Italy with a four course warming autumnal menu of classic Italian dishes; preserved meats and vegetables, rich pastas, hearty stews and luscious deserts. Mellow Italian wines and English ale sold over the bar.

They also have a number of special winter festival meals planned over the next two months as well as some pop-up special dinners on Wednesday evenings...

Don't let your pumpkin go to waste - children's Halloween events in libraries across Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/18/2023 - 6:33am

Families looking for Halloween fun this October half term can try their hand at pumpkin carving - and eating – at a series of five family events across Devon.

Once you’ve carved your pumpkin, learn how to use the seeds and flesh to make a delicious soup and muffins, and take home a free recipe book by Hubbub .

The sessions will be led by two specialist session leaders, including The Crafty Cook CIC , who deliver cookery and nutrition courses in Devon.

This Halloween, 30.4 million pumpkins will be bought for carving and, of these, a whopping 15.8 million pumpkins...

Community Apple Pressing Day at Darts Farm 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/17/2023 - 9:24pm

Barny Butterfield, chief cider maker at Sandford Orchards, and in-house cider maker at the Darts Farm small batch cidery, will be at Darts Farm on Sunday 22nd October pressing apples from gardens around the area to create the Darts Farm x Sandford Orchards’ Community Blend Cider 2023.

Locals are encouraged to drop their homegrown apples between 11am and 4pm from Saturday 14th until Sunday 22nd October, when they can watch Barny press them using Darts Farm’s 140 year-old stow cloth press. The juice will then be left to slowly ferment away on native yeasts in vats in The Farm Table...

Oat Milk and Health: Unveiling the Nutritional Benefits

Authored by tomdummer
Posted: Fri, 10/13/2023 - 3:19pm

It can be often overlooked, but deciding to enjoy oat milk in your diet has nutritional benefits for your health. Oat milk contains a wide range of nutrients that you will benefit from, including fibre, and protein. These nutritional benefits bring a variety of health positives from good bone health to lower cholesterol levels.

MOMA Oat Milk is further fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, making it a great, healthy, plant milk alternative.

Keep on reading to find out more about these nutritional benefits and how they can be good for your health.


Powderham Food Festival welcomes a record number of people this year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/10/2023 - 9:24pm

Powderham Castle's picturesque grounds witnessed an extraordinary turnout on the 7th and 8th of October as the annual Powderham Food Festival welcomed over 11,000 enthusiastic attendees across the two days. This exceptional gathering marked a historic moment for the festival, showcasing the public’s appetite for culinary delights and family-friendly entertainment. Unlike previous years, organisers opted to host the festival free of charge this year, with any proceeds made from donations and purchases going towards the essential maintenance of Powderham Castle, preserving it for...

Terrifying tea tasting at Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 10/08/2023 - 10:21pm

Bird & Blend Tea Co. has unveiled its Spook-tacular Halloween Lock-In's, taking place on the 31st October in its stores across the UK, on the scariest night of the year. Events will take place in Exeter, as well as Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds, London Borough and Nottingham.

Halloween lovers can celebrate the spookiest day of the year in style with a magical evening of tea tasing.

All VIP guests will be treated to Halloween-special tea mocktails on arrival, before embarking on a scarily delicious journey tasting Spiced Pumpkin Pie tea and Toffee Apple green matchas....

A new dawn for fine dining? Trencherman’s Guide heralds a new era for hospitality­­

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/04/2023 - 10:37pm

At the recent launch of the 31st edition of the Trencherman’s Guide – the South West’s original dining guide – Michael Caines MBE, chair of the Trencherman’s committee, said: ‘Many have declared a new dawn for fine dining in this post-Covid world – and this 31st edition of the Trencherman’s Guide proves it.

‘In the South West and across the rest of the UK, the dining scene is evolving; there’s no question about it,’ says Michael, a leading light on the South West food scene who owns Michelin-starred Lympstone Manor in Devon, The Cove at Maenporth in Cornwall, and Mickeys Beach in...

Devon’s culinary talent honoured at annual Food Drink Devon Awards

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/03/2023 - 11:24pm

Devon’s talented food and drink scene was alive at Monday (2nd October) night’s 12th Food Drink Devon Awards. Over 444 individuals from 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 Sandy Park the home to Gallagher Premiership Rugby team, the Exeter Chiefs. During the evening Mike Palmer, Executive Chef at Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor was awarded the coveted title of ‘Chef of the Year’. The award acknowledges the explosion of talented chefs in the region who have been...

Powderham Castle encourages sustainable travel to food festival

Powderham Castle is encouraging sustainable travel ahead of this weekend's highly-anticipated Food Festival, with over 10,000 visitors expected to attend. As a host of local artisan traders get set to delight taste buds on October 7th and 8th, this year's festivalgoers have the opportunity to embark on a sustainable culinary adventure right from the outset - their choice of transportation.

The venue has partnered with a pick of transport operators in a bid to align their commitment to both culinary delights and environmental responsibility with over 10,000 visitors expected to...

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