Today marks the beginning of the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink, taking place in Northernhay Gardens in Exeter. This year is chocked full of producers, demos and an appearance from Tom Kerridge too. Have a gander at the programme! Eating Exeter editor Chris Gower will be appearing in the BBC Radio Devon Q&A Tent tomorrow from 13:15 to 13:45 with the fab … Continue reading Exeter Food Festival 2017 starts today!
Our recipe of the week comes courtesy of Anna May from her fantastic blog, Anna May Everyday – All content and images belong to Anna. It originally appeared on the 28th March 2017. Please subscribe to her excellent blog with some really delicious recipes! Do you ever wonder what to cook for supper? Despite spending a considerable number of my waking moments thinking about food I … Continue reading Chorizo Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Greens and Dirty Rice by Anna May
This started as an experiment to see if it was possible. The short answer is that a podcast is possible, and here it is… https://soundcloud.com/user-454063540/the-eating-exeter-podcast-1 We went to Bierkeller’s Beer and Bratwurst tasting evening a few weeks ago – It was great fun and absolutely fascinating. We also welcomed in Polpo and grabbed a sneaky interview with Russell Norman, co-founder and driving force behind the … Continue reading The first Eating Exeter podcast!
Jim Fisher, head chef tutor and co-owner of Exeter Cookery School, shares his fail-safe method for creating show-stopping desserts adorned with spun sugar cages, baskets and springs – or for Easter, why not make an edible nest for mini chocolate eggs! Spun Sugar Cages, Baskets and Springs This is something I love teaching on our cooking courses: spinning sweet gossamer threads over the back of … Continue reading Get Spun with Easter Sugar Fun – Exeter Cookery School Recipe
The results are in! The final achievements of the World Drinks Awards 2017 were announced at a lunch during the Whiskies & Spirits Conference on 30 March 2017 at the Waldorf Hotel in London. South Devon’s Salcombe Distilling Co. is once again celebrating success with two more impressive wins. In addition to Gold awarded at the prestigious World Drinks Awards last December, hand distilled ‘Start Point’ Gin scooped … Continue reading Salcombe Gin named World’s Best Gin at World Drinks Awards
Recently the wonderfully charming Andy Cooper, Editor of Devon Life magazine, lost his darling Zena warrior princess to that awful disease Cancer. Obviously nothing can bring her back or heal the wound fully but as in life one must find the good within the bad. So apart from deciding to run the Taunton half marathon in her honour to raise funds towards his chosen charities, … Continue reading Foodie Fundraising Feast by Lauren Heath
You know those days, between the seasons, where there’s just enough warmth yet still a chill in the air? There’s the lure of a country walk to inhale fresh air and appreciate nature as she removes her winter layer or gets ready to batten down the hatches. That feeling seems to envoke the need to find a resting place so as to reward yourself for … Continue reading The Swan at Bampton – by Lauren Heath
We are both massive fans of Mitch Tonks and the Rockfish restaurants. We were invited to the opening of the Exmouth Rockfish and loved it. Then Mitch goes and announces that they’re going to be opening a Rockfish on The Quay? Exeter is lacking a really good seafood restaurant, and I believe that this is really going to add to the dining scene here in our … Continue reading Rockfish Exeter: A video update
For any restaurant or café, quality of output is incredibly important. British diners are a very picky lot, and because we’re not very good at complaining restaurants don’t often get to read about a bad burger or an over-cooked steak until they see it on TripAdvisor. One of Exeter’s best loved restaurants is Lloyd’s Kitchen in Catherine Street, in the dominating shadow of the House … Continue reading Lloyd’s Kitchen: ensuring excellence through a feedback evening
The third recipe in a series from Mitch Tonks. Baked Shellfish with Bucatini, Whole Roasted Garlic and Thyme Serves 3 -4, you will need 8 large cloves of garlic, unpeeled 100ml olive oil Salt A splash of good white wine A handful of mussels 6 raw shell-on prawns 3-4 langoustines 50g squid A handful of clams A handful of cooked bucatini pasta A pinch … Continue reading Recipe: Baked Shellfish with Bucatini, Whole Roasted Garlic and Thyme by Mitch Tonks
Being ex-hospitality, I find it interesting to watch certain reality series like Four in a Bed and Kitchen Nightmares – having been there, done that, you wander how on earth people can get it so wrong. Another entertaining fly-on-the-wall show was The Hotel on Channel 4. The Hotel itself was The Grosvenor in Torquay, which was owned and run by Mark Jenkins – a haphazard … Continue reading Dinner and Overnight Stay with John Burton-Race at The Grosvenor, Torquay – by Lauren Heath