Look before you book this Valentine’s Day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:01am

People looking to enjoy a romantic meal on Valentine’s Day are being urged to check the food hygiene ratings before making a booking.

“Planning the perfect Valentine’s date is stressful enough,” said Cllr Rob Hannaford, Exeter’s City Council’s Lead Councillor responsible for environmental health.

“The last thing you want on your mind before that special date is whether the place you choose is hygienic or not. After all, there’s nothing romantic about food poisoning!”

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme rates food businesses on their hygiene standards, based on...

One Day Traditional Indian Cookery Course

Event Date: 
12/02/2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Exeter Cookery School, 60a Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8DP

Nila Ross-Patel, guest tutor at Exeter Cookery School, will teach you how to create authentic Indian cuisine the way her Mother taught her. We are delighted to welcome former cookery tutor Nila for a day of cooking Indian cuisine the authentic way.

A fun-filled day of learning how to cook authentic Indian dishes, most of which originate from the Gujarat state of India and are mainly vegetarian.

Many of the dishes can also be cooked in advance, so you can impress your friends and family at dinner parties.

Enjoy a cookery course with a difference, where you will not...

After Dark Music Festivals 2017

Event Date: 
28/04/2017 - 6:30pm to 30/04/2017 - 11:00am
Exeter Castle

The Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink has announced a top line up of talented performers for its After Dark Music Festivals , across the three evenings of the May Bank Holiday weekend. Festival party-goers can enjoy a unique party atmosphere in the heart of Exeter with live music, local beers, wines and ciders, and a wide range of delicious street foods. The hugely popular events run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights of the food festival weekend, located in the Exeter Castle Courtyard. Exeter based jazz band, The Locked Horns, will headline the ‘After Dark Music Festival’...

Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink 2017

Event Date: 
29/04/2017 - 10:00am to 01/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Exeter Castle

Dates for Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink 2017 have been announced which sees the event move to the Early May Bank Holiday. The award winning food and drink festival, which celebrates the very best produce of the south west will run from Saturday 29th April 2017 to Monday 1st May , running for all three days of the bank holiday. An established favourite for all foodies, the festival attracts an international audience with visitors attending from far and wide to buy delicious goodies, watch top chefs in the live Festival Cookery Theatre and get involved in workshops and...

Tickets on sale for Exeter Food Festival 2017

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/02/2016 - 7:51pm

Tickets for the 2017 Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink are now on sale online - a great Christmas present for foodie friends and family!

For the first time, 2017 sees the festival move to the early May Bank Holiday weekend, from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May 2017, running for all three days of the Bank Holiday.

The 14th Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink will take place in the heart of Exeter at the beautiful Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle and will feature more than 100 producers from the region as well as demonstrations from top...

Shillingford Organics Traditional Christmas Fayre

Event Date: 
11/12/2016 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Barton Lane, Shillingford Abbot, Exeter, EX2 9QQ

We warmly invite you to join us for our very first Traditional Christmas Fayre - Meet Local Producers, lots of stalls, activities, fun and Christmas cheer.

National Real Vanilla Day at Exeter Cookery School

Event Date: 
17/10/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Exeter Cookery School, 60a Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8DP

Join Exeter Cookery School for an afternoon of cookery demonstrations, tea and tastings to celebrate real vanilla.

Since its launch in 2014, National Real Vanilla Day has become an important date in the calendar year for the LittlePod company's friends, suppliers and customers, many of whom are based here in the West Country.

Following last year's hugely successful event at Bumble and Bee in Exmouth, this special day, which is dedicated to informing people about this most marvellous and exotic commodity, is being hosted by Exeter's newest venue on the quay - the fabulous...

Morrisons to slash food prices

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/05/2016 - 7:14am

Supermarket Morrisons is to cut prices on meat, veg and fruit this week.

A spokesman said it would be reducing prices on nearly 160 products by an average 12 per cent on the items, in the latest round of its Price Crunch campaign. The latest move comes just a month after Morrisons trimmed the price of more than 1,000 products, including toiletries and seasonal fruit and vegetables, by an average of 18%.

Retailers believe that food price inflation is unlikely to arrive until the autumn when the supply of UK-grown fresh produce reduces and they are forced to buy more food...

Explore Poltimore House and grounds on Heritage Open Day

Authored by Poltimore House
Posted: Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:41am

Poltimore House and Grounds are open with free entry on Sunday 11th September from 11 - 4pm.

There will be a children's trail and quiz (50p entry), an archery demonstration with the chance to try it for yourself for a small fee and Tudor dancing.

Come and see for yourself all that has been achieved at this historic Exeter house.

Our visitors quite often say "oh but you haven't done anything".

On the contrary the house has been slowly dried out after the corrugated iron roof was placed over it, the grounds have been cleared and replanted, the courtyard in the...

The Great Bovey Bake Off

Authored by Gillian Taylor
Posted: Mon, 08/29/2016 - 3:49pm

Home bakers from Bovey Tracey and around Devon will be competing in the Great Bovey Bake Off.

As part of Bovey’s Nourish Festival of food, craft and music, local bakers are invited to enter the competition, which has grown in popularity over the last three years since it started.

Previous festivals have seen a stream of competitors bringing their cakes for the official tasting, and the organisers anticipate more this year, as home baking continues to grow in popularity. This year’s categories for adults are: Victoria sandwich, chocolate cake, fruit scones and shortbread...