Dart’s Farm (Deli Cafe – 5/5)

Dart’s Farm is a curious place, because unlike many people who might read this, I remember when it was still Picfresh.  Right, so lets go back 20 years ago and Ronald Dart owned a funny little farm shop that, in my mind, was always tacked on to the side of a larger barn.  That barn is roughly where the Deli is now and if you … Continue reading Dart’s Farm (Deli Cafe – 5/5)

ARCHIVE: Cafe@36, Devon Coffee and Jolly Roger Tea Rooms on FancyACuppa

Fancy A Cuppa Now, the YouTube channel that brings the better side of coffee shops and cafes, visited Exeter. They visited Cafe@36 (hot on my list of places to go in the next couple of weeks), Devon Coffee in Queen St, and The Jolly Roger Tea Room on the Piazza down by the Quay. Eating Exeter has already visited Devon Coffee, read our review here. … Continue reading ARCHIVE: Cafe@36, Devon Coffee and Jolly Roger Tea Rooms on FancyACuppa

Bad Times at The Boathouse, Dawlish Warren – Guest Submission

Radio Presenter, Sky Diver, Doctor of Metaphysical Mayhem, Steve Price submitted this for the listings.  If you reckon you could turn your hand to reviewing we accept well written reviews from anyone who is willing.  Submit yours to eatingexeter@gmail.com It was a bright but blustery day during the Easter weekend when we ventured to the Boathouse at Dawlish Warren after enjoying a walk along the … Continue reading Bad Times at The Boathouse, Dawlish Warren – Guest Submission

Guy Arnold visits Fresha Cafe on Marsh Barton

I seem to be hooked on YouTube tonight, and I came across this lovely vlog review given by Guy Arnold who is, according to his website http://www.greatorpoor.com/ is an “experienced manager, entrepreneur & customer service professional. Guy is a former director of a FTSE 100 company with extensive experience across the licensed and leisure industry”. By that I would say this chap knows his stuff. … Continue reading Guy Arnold visits Fresha Cafe on Marsh Barton

Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

Apologies to those who follow Eating Exeter on Twitter (@eatingexeter) if you have already seen this.  But I had to share another one of Recipe Vintage’s scanned in recipe cards from the 60’s.  (What is the right way, 60’s or sixties when you’re writing?) This is ‘Economical Light Fruit Cake’, so called because its meant to be fluffy and cheap.  A bit like a bird, … Continue reading Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

Pickwick Fish Pie, a seventies classic.

Pickwick Fish Pie 1970′s style (courtesy of Recipe Vintage) I am currently looking at digitising my collection of vintage recipe cards.  Inspired by the BBC’s failed attempt at digitising their back-catalogue of broadcasts, I felt that this would be the perfect time to start scanning in some of my oldest and most cherished recipes from my collection. Image taken from: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88439516/marguerite-pattens-recipe-box-with-cards So here is the first … Continue reading Pickwick Fish Pie, a seventies classic.

Food blog: Recipe Mutiny

Those of you who know me know that I write another food blog.  Its called Recipe Vintage.  Now and again I post up recipes from the darker parts of the 20th Century and beyond from the large collection of recipe books. http://recipevintage.wordpress.com  Those observant to my activity will also realise that I haven’t posted anything in there for a while as it is intended moreso … Continue reading Food blog: Recipe Mutiny

JD Wetherspoons: The Gourmet Hotdog and Beer offer

Being a foody can be a difficult and expensive passion sometimes, especially when you’re not blessed with heaps of cash.  And even if you do have the money to indulge in the nicer foods, sometimes a bit of cheapy-pub nosh is nothing to scoff at. Rumour had it that The Imperial in Exeter (my local) had Crispy Pig on tap, so we hopped up there … Continue reading JD Wetherspoons: The Gourmet Hotdog and Beer offer

The Crediton Food Festival – 15th to 16th June 2013

15-16 June 2013 in Crediton Town Square http://www.creditonfoodfestival.co.uk So who is going to be there?  Have a look at the stalls page, there is quite a mind blowing array of different things available. There will be cookery demonstrations, competitions and much more happening.  The great thing is that Crediton is really easy to get to.  It has rail links and a frequent bus service, so if you fancy a day-out, … Continue reading The Crediton Food Festival – 15th to 16th June 2013

Make your own American Egg McMuffin – Great breakfast idea…

A few years ago, a couple of books (first one that comes to mind is Kenny McGovern’s: The Takeaway Secret) came out that claimed to allow the reader to cook their own version of classic fast food dishes, in the comfort of their own home. Intrigued by the concept of the book, I did some research (I googled and drank tea, which is my version … Continue reading Make your own American Egg McMuffin – Great breakfast idea…

Exeter’s first ever Vegan Bake Sale

I was pottering about on ThisIsExeter and saw this of interest.  Exeter’s first ever Vegan Bake Sale!  I don’t like lifting text from other websites, but this is quite worth it.  Please visit This Is Exeter, so I don’t feel too guilty!  The Baboon is to fulfil the random image quota…. “It is being held from 11am to 2pm at Exeter’s Palace Gate Centre, and … Continue reading Exeter’s first ever Vegan Bake Sale

The Best Scone in Devon 2013 – The Scone Off

Sue from Cafe@36 got in contact with me to tell me all about this amazing competition. The Exeter heat is being held in the Guildhall Shopping Centre at the end of May.  Cafe@36 is holding a competition with a few other independent cafe’s in Devon to find The Best Scone in Devon, in a Scone Off.  The winner being awarded the Golden Scone Award and … Continue reading The Best Scone in Devon 2013 – The Scone Off

Exeter Street Food Market – April 2013

Originally posted on Devonium & Kitchenalia :
Tacho Macho At last, the street food market in Exeter has opened from Friday- Sunday every week. The Market surrounds the small 10th century church of St Pancras, in the middle of the Guildhall Shopping Centre. English: St Pancras Church, Guildhall Shopping Centre A small church in the heart of Exeter; of Saxon origin, still used for services and… Continue reading Exeter Street Food Market – April 2013

Marco Pierre White to open Frankie’s Bar and Grill in Exeter

Caterer and Hotelkeeper reports: Marco Pierre White is to expand his Frankie’s Bar and Grill chain, with the launch of a new site in the West Country, the first outside London. The celebrity chef, who first launched the Italian brand in Knightsbridge in 2004 together with famous jockey Frankie Detorri, will open the new restaurant at Exeter Airport’s Hampton by Hilton Hotel. Set to launch … Continue reading Marco Pierre White to open Frankie’s Bar and Grill in Exeter

Special Dispatch: The Coffee Pot Internet Cafe, Morwenna Terrace, Bude

Finding a nice cafe is hard, especially when you don’t know the area.  After coming back from a brief soujourn to Bude, I had to write about this little gem of a cafe that we hit on after a night -out of frolicking and debauchery.  A good breakfast the next morning is, for me, part of the fun of going out.Its located here, TripAdvisor says … Continue reading Special Dispatch: The Coffee Pot Internet Cafe, Morwenna Terrace, Bude

Eating Exeter visits the Exeter Food Festival 2013

A long time has been spent writing this post.  In fact this post started off life as a post in a third-party piece of blogging software that got added to over the week and then managed to become the victim of a mistimed OS upgrade, thankfully the photos were saved but the text is now long gone, historical bits lost to the God of Unsaved … Continue reading Eating Exeter visits the Exeter Food Festival 2013