Food & Drink

A guide to help you buy the Slovenian Vignette

The Slovenian vignette is just the toll payment system that is on the Slovenian network. Practically, you have to pay so that you can drive on the motorways for a specific period instead of a certain route. The vignettes in Slovenia are available in several durations to allow you to have unlimited driving on the network. As you can see, this form of till can be good for people who want to drive a lot rather than people who only utilize the motorway irregularly. This article is a guide to help you buy the Slovenian vignette.

The Slovenian Vignette

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Liv Butler

Liv Butler


Taste East Devon returns for 2022

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, Taste East Devon is delighted to announce its 2022 food festival is to run from 3-18th September, extending into a 16 day celebration.

Award-winning venues, producers, chefs and restaurants across East Devon have joined forces again to celebrate the incredible food and drink on offer across the region. Founder Members include THE PIG-at Combe, Darts Farm, Otter Brewery, Deer Park Country House, River Cottage, East Devon AONB, Donkey Sanctuary, Mazzard Farm, Jack in the Green and Lympstone Manor.

Ruud Jansen...

Neil Graham, owner Devonia

Innovative Devonia Plans to Expand Sustainable Spring Water Business

A Devon spring water company which puts sustainability at the heart of everything it does is set to double its area of operations. Devonia, which has reused 2.2 million bottles since it began trading, saving nearly 300,000 kilograms of glass from going into a landfill, is the only spring water company in southern Britain with a business model based on the concept of reusing bottles time and again.

“There are two basic elements involved with the increasing demand for spring water, what’s inside the bottle and the bottle itself,” says company owner, Neil Graham. “And every drop of...

Taste of The West gold award for Whimple pub

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/10/2022 - 10:53pm

The Thirsty Farmer, Whimple   has been awarded a Taste of The West Gold Award for their exceptional pub dining.

Licensees of The Thirsty Farmer Donna and Marc Slater, and their team have received a Taste Of The West Gold Award, which is a highly respected accolade in the South West with only 20 to 30 Gold Awards given to pubs each year. The pub received the Gold Award in the category of Dining Pubs, for their exceptional food offer and first class customer service.  

Donna Slater, co-licensee of The Thirsty Farmer, said: “We are humbled to have received this award and...

McDonald’s Marsh Barton Restaurant set to reopen

Following significant investment from local franchisee, David Shawyer, McDonald’s in Stone Lane Retail Park on Marsh Barton Road is set to reopen on 3rd February 2022 after a major refurbishment, which has brought exciting new features to the restaurant. The official re-opening will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Trish Oliver, to officiate with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The new restaurant will boast all the latest innovations from McDonald’s, including new, more efficient, soft drinks machines and a new staff room with a new redesigned kitchen for the crew...

What are the different types of beer available?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 01/21/2022 - 9:49pm

Beer is the most popular variety of alcoholic beverage in the UK, with around a third of consumers preferring it to wine, spirits and cider, according to Drinkaware . Despite its position at the top of the pile, there are still plenty of drinkers who’ve yet to be persuaded. But that might simply be because they’ve sampled the wrong kind of beer.

There are many, many different types of beer available. Some of them have been around for centuries, others have come about very recently in order to cater to drinkers with particular dietary requirements. Vegan and gluten-free beers have...

The Dhoom! Burger by Heinz and Absurd Bird

Heinz teams up with Absurd Bird in Exeter to unveil new plant-based DHOOM! burger

Authored by Jemma
Posted: Mon, 01/17/2022 - 12:45pm

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Heinz and the fried chicken experts at Absurd Bird have gone ‘clucking mad’ and created a succulent limited-edition burger, with the nation’s favourites: Heinz Beanz and Heinz Tomato Ketchup.

The DHOOM! Burger, meaning ‘explosion’ in Hindi, is a plant-based dish like no other which showcases a new and exciting way to enjoy Britain’s most-loved store cupboard staples. With flavours influenced by Mumbai, the burger packs a fiery plant-based punch and will certainly turn up the temperature this month.

Available at Absurd Bird within...

Food Drink Devon Award Winners 2021

Food Drink Devon launches 2022 Awards and new Devon 'Chef of the Year' competition

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Fri, 01/14/2022 - 7:44pm

Following on from the hugely successful tenth anniversary awards’ celebration last autumn, entries are now open for the prestigious 2022 Food Drink Devon Awards, supported by 2022 platinum sponsor Partners&. The gold standard industry accolades, which celebrate Devon’s finest food and drink, recognise the county’s most talented producers and establishments and this year will also include the new ‘Chef of the Year’ category. The competition is open for entries until Friday 22nd April 2022, with applications welcome from Food Drink Devon members and non-members.

Greg Parsons,...

Food to be sold past best before date in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/14/2022 - 6:17pm

Convenience stores in Crediton, Exeter and Exmouth will be selling selected products past their ‘best before' date as it relates to quality, not the safety of the product.

With the aim of keeping more food in the human food chain, Southern Co-op has expanded its Reducing Our Foodprint initiative with products being reduced to just 20p.

Now available in more than 100 Co-operative Food stores across the south of England, the waste reduction scheme aims to keep as much produce as possible in the food chain and reduce the amount sent off for anaerobic digestion.


Prosecco Valdobbiadene: The wine to drink this Christmas

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 12/16/2021 - 6:21am

If you're seeking a way to appreciate something of the finest quality this holiday season, you've found just the suitable ingredient. The Prosecco Valdobbiadene will be the best wine to drink this Christmas with your loved ones. This white, sparkling wine is best served cold as a celebratory drink for delightful and luxurious taste palette lovers to enjoy during this remarkable festive season. Even better, this guide will give you different ideas to drink Prosecco Valdobbiadene, some perfect excuse to keep drinking it while the streets get blanketed with festive snow.

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Exeter student aims to combat world hunger with ‘nutritionally complete’ and sustainable food bar

An Economics student is juggling his studies with plans to tackle world hunger by developing a ‘nutritionally complete’ food bar, which has already proved a hit with Exeter’s homelessness charities.

James Frost, a third year student at the University of Exeter Business School, was inspired to create the Phoenix Bar after noticing on Facebook that a friend had pledged to eat the same food for a week as Syrian refugees arriving in the UK.

“From the images posted and my understanding of nutrition I could see that the food wasn’t nutritious at all,” James said.


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