food

Nourish Festival

Event Date: 
02/09/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Fore Street, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AB

A festival in Bovey Tracey

Exeter food outlet fined for unclean premises

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:58pm

The directors of an Exeter food outlet have been fined by magistrates after they admitted the premises were unclean and food hygiene standards had been breached.

In May 2016 complaints were received by Exeter City Council about Hong Cheng Limited, trading as Hometown, in St David’s Hill, Exeter.

An environmental health officer completed an unannounced visit to the newly opened premises. The conditions found led to the voluntary closure of the premises, with a number of improvements needed to be put in place before it would be allowed to reopen.

The premises and...

River Cottage Summer Festival promises a packed programme of events

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 8:22am

River Cottage has announced dates for its annual Summer Festival, over the August Bank Holiday, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in all of the delights River Cottage has to offer and even camp onsite at the famous farm.

The jam-packed programme of events includes food masterclasses, live music and family-friendly festival fun.

River Cottage founder, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said: “Our River Cottage Festivals are the highlight of the year for the whole team, probably because it gives us a...

Eat safe this summer!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:33am

Teignbridge is backing a new campaign which aims to help people better understand the ‘4Cs’ of food hygiene: Chilling, Cooking, Cleaning and avoiding Cross-Contamination.

Over the summer months, the Food Standards Agency is raising awareness about safe summer food and it gets underway with Food Safety Week starting on Monday 19 June 2017.

New research indicates that people in the South West could be putting themselves and their families at risk of food poisoning through a lack of knowledge about how to treat food, especially in the summer months when people tend to have...

Entries open for 2017 SW Chef of the Year

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:22pm

The 2017 prestigious South West Chef of the Year competition is open for applications.

The highly anticipated culinary contest is the only one in the UK with the aim to find the very best regional talent from not one but five categories including professional and young professional chefs, students and apprentices, junior cooks under 16 years and home cooks.

The South West’s culinary reputation has long been lauded, shaped by its bountiful lands and coastline that create outstanding produce and in turn inspire an increasingly long list of home grown Michelin starred chefs...

FoodCycle Exeter serves 1,000 meals

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:45am

FoodCycle Exeter, a project which serves community meals made from surplus food has reached a significant milestone: 1,000 meals in just over a year. The project, which has grown from strength to strength, has served over 1,000 three-course meals every Tuesday night since March 2016 in Wonford Community Centre. In the last year, the volunteer team has saved over a tonne of food from going in the bin and instead used it to cook and serve 1,000 meals as well as give away over 350 parcels of food for guests to take home. Regular guest, James, said "I really appreciate it. I like chatting to...

Devon pledges to compost more

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:20pm

More than 2,000 pledges to recycle food waste has been made by Devon residents, thanks to a prize draw.

Last month Devon residents were given the chance to win a composting bin - if they pledged online to compost their kitchen or garden waste.

The prize draw was all part of a county-wide initiative by Recycle Devon, a partnership of 10 councils including Devon County Council, eight district authorities and one unitary council.

The aim was to encourage more people to either compost food or garden waste at home or make use of their food waste collection in areas where...

Thurlestone Hotel unveils The Trevilder restaurant after massive refurbishment

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 05/13/2017 - 5:19pm

The award-winning Thurlestone Hotel in South Devon has announced the opening of its new restaurant ‘The Trevilder’, following a million pound refurbishment.

The development has seen the existing restaurant undergo a complete transformation with a new identity and new menus ready for the summer season, featuring produce sourced almost exclusively from within the county. Set across two levels and with floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of the dreamy coastal views, the restaurant has been completely redesigned by London-based Fabled Studio, whose work can be seen in many of...

Food and drink goes XL at Devon County Show

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:03pm

The enormous food and drink pavilion at the Devon County Show held on May 18-20 at Westpoint, Exeter is the largest yet.

Measuring a colossal 105 metres by 25 metres, it is 10 metres longer than last year and will house even more artisan producers, a seating area and a cookery demonstration theatre.

Ollie Allen Show Secretary said: “We are responding to the ever-growing interest in local food and drink and are filling the pavilion with even more of a local flavour including a new eatery where visitors can sit and enjoy the food and drink they’ve bought in the pavilion. So a...

Exeter leads the way as Vegans launch first nationwide festival

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:39am

Exeter and East Devon will be playing a major role in a nationwide three-week Vegan Festival of Britain that begins later this month.

Restaurants, shops and cafes will be putting on special events or promotions to highlight the wide range of delicious animal-free products that are now available, from ice-cream and handmade chocolate to dairy-free pizzas and sushi. There will be a chance to attend a cookery demonstration, book for special one-off three-course meals, and sample vegan versions of everything from a good old-fashioned full English breakfast to a luxurious champagne and...

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