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Franco Manca pledges to help those in need in Exeter with the launch of new pizzeria on Queen Street

Franco Manca pledges to help those in need in Exeter with the launch of new pizzeria on Queen Street

Sourdough pizza pioneers, Franco Manca has announced the launch of their very first Exeter pizzeria. Bringing Neapolitan pizza to the city of Exeter, the much-loved pizzeria has also pledged to help local communities by donating to local homeless shelters and food banks, one pizza for every pizza enjoyed by our customers at our newly opened Exeter home.

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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 or

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

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

It’s official! Honiton Gate to Plate is making a welcome return this summer!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:17am

Honiton is delighted to announce that its successful Gate to Plate event is returning for a second year and will be held on Saturday August 10.

The event, which is being organised by East Devon District Council and partners, celebrates East Devon’s high quality local food and traditional craft produce and the town centre will be lined with stalls and provide entertainment for all the family.

Last year’s inaugural event was attended by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and attracted thousands of visitors.

New Rockfish restaurant is the PLAICE to be!

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Fri, 03/15/2019 - 6:23pm

When you ask a server in a restaurant where the scampi is from and you are given what amounts to a postcode, you know they know their stuff.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Rockfish in Exeter which, when it comes to the dining experience, (and here's the pun) is the plaice to be!

We were served with an array of delightful dishes including, spider crab croquettes, ceviche sardines, cuttlefish, oysters and scampi.

When the scampi tray came around, I was informed by the server that they would be the tastiest and juiciest I had ever experienced.

Food Drink Devon Awards announce last call for entries

Authored by Danielle Camp
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 2:39pm

Food and drink brands across Devon need to move quickly to enter the prestigious Food Drink Devon Awards.

The county’s leading food and drink organisation, Food Drink Devon, has announced its last call for entries into the awards.  The deadline for the esteemed awards, judged by leading industry experts, is Friday 19th April.  Open to both Food Drink Devon’s members and non-members, the awards can be entered online at