Vet advises Exeter pet owners to avoid feeding dogs and cats barbecue scraps

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:34pm

With temperatures set to reach up to 30 degrees this week, an expert is warning pet owners against the potential dangers for dogs and cats eating food from the barbecue.

According to a 2019 study, one in three Brits feed their pets food directly from the dinner table but barbecue foods in particular can be extremely unhealthy and even dangerous for animals.

Leticia Fidalgo Buron, vet and technical manager at Webbox, said: “While many of us love a barbecue, it’s important that people don’t leave food unattended or feed their pets scraps - even if they look like they’re...

Launch of the South West Food Hub CIC

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:05pm

The South West Food Hub Community Interest Company (CIC) is being launched this month to lead a collaborative food community to support the region’s food network to buy local and establish sustainable, shorter supply chains across the South West’s food sector, focusing primarily on public procurement.

The initiative is supported by local organisations including the Heart of the South West LEP, the University of Exeter, Exeter City Futures, POM Support and the National Farmers' Union (NFU).

Alex Stevens, Regional Policy Manager at the NFU says; “We are a region united by...

Food charity to expand into Devon and Cornwall as part of COVID-19 emergency response

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/11/2020 - 6:04pm

Food charity, FareShare South West , has announced that it will now support 5 organisations across Devon & Cornwall with emergency food support in response to the impact of Coronavirus.

FareShare South West, an independent franchise of FareShare UK, take in-date, good quality surplus food on scale from right across the food industry and redistribute it to more than 260 partner charities and settings who support the most vulnerable. Their current list of partners spans school breakfast clubs, community centres, homeless shelters, refuge centres, elderly people’s lunch clubs,...

Exeter can now order M&S Food on Deliveroo

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:14pm

Deliveroo and M&S have today announced that customers can now order an expanded M&S Food range on the Deliveroo app, via the Exeter store.

This announcement follows the launch of more than 100 M&S BP Franchise stores in March.

The extended range will mean customers can enjoy quick and easy dinner options such as restaurant quality Gastropub meals, popular prepared meals such as Indian, Chinese and Italian as well as a wide selection of M&S’s fantastic fresh produce for your own scratch cooking. Not to mention treats such as Chocolate Eclairs and New York...


Get the kids into tapas with this easy-to-cook menu

Authored by ChadHJ
Posted: Thu, 04/30/2020 - 11:41am

The Spanish diet is one of the most nutritious in the world. With the prime ingredients consisting of olive oil, fruit, vegetables, nuts and fish, you can’t go wrong with tasty Spanish cuisine.

But how do you get your kids to love this type of food? One way to get them to eat Spanish-inspired food is by introducing tapas – perfect bite-size portions made for sharing. Thanks to these recipes, they’ll become tapas aficionados in no time.

Broccoli and Potato Croquettes with Cheese & Herb Dip

Croquettes are a heavenly creation, particularly Spanish-style ham...

Free meals for Exeter residents in need

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 04/16/2020 - 8:13pm

EXETER Communities Together CIC is running a hardship relief project for those facing a tough time due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. It is delivering free meals to the elderly, vulnerable, key workers or those struggling financially. Meal requests should be made between 11am and 3pm and volunteers will deliver the food, by arrangement, the next day. Full details including type of meals available and how to get in touch can be found on the website: . Alternatively, telephone Sahar or Sonia Alnaas on 07596 144 351 or Mahi Ahmed on 07403 226 668 or...

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Darts Farm collaborate with Exeter Foodbank to provide Easter ‘tuck boxes’ for the vulnerable

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 04/08/2020 - 9:43am

In response to the worldwide pandemic, Devon based Darts Farm is working closely with Exeter Foodbank to help create ‘ Easter Tuck Boxes’ to give to people within their community that need it the most this Easter. Customers have donated and local food and drink producers have given produce with the aim to give as many families as possible an Easter treat. The ‘Easter Tuck Boxes’ include:

  • Carrots, Apples, Bananas
  • Moores Biscuits and Kernow Chocolate
  • Good Game Salami
  • Burts Chips
  • Vicky’s Bread Hot Cross Buns
  • Luscombe
  • ...

Music lineup for the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink revealed

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:04pm

The foodie heaven celebration that is the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink returns this May 8th - 10th and this year is bringing the best of the local music scene to Exeter along for this exciting annual event.

The festival kicks off for all VIP guests & press on Thursday 7th May, with the gates opening for general ticket holders on Friday 8th May - this year’s early May Bank Holiday, making it the perfect place to celebrate the historic VE Day. For their lowest ticket price yet festival-goers can enjoy the best food, drink and music from around the South West....

Tickets for the greenest Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink yet go on sale

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:18pm

The foodie heaven celebration that is the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink returns this May 8th - 10th and after a newly forged partnership with the Exeter Chiefs, discounted early bird tickets are on sale now.

This year promises to be the greenest festival yet, with the banning of single-use plastic, an increase in plant-based exhibitors and a competition to find the greenest exhibitor on-site being run by Coastal Recycling.

The festival kicks off for all VIP guests & press on Thursday 7th May, with the gates opening for general ticket holders on Friday...

Seagulls favour food humans have handled

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/26/2020 - 12:36am

Seagulls favour food that has been handled by humans, new research shows.

Herring gulls were presented with two identical food items – one of which they had seen a human holding.

The gulls pecked more often at the handled food, suggesting they use human actions when deciding what to eat.

The University of Exeter study follows previous research which found that staring at seagulls makes them less likely to steal food.

“UK herring gull numbers are declining, but urban populations have increased,” said lead author Madeleine Goumas, of the Centre for Ecology and...