Festive Banquet Pop-Up Kitchen at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre – by Lauren Heath

Buckfast Abbey – a place of history, rules, observances, architecture, and self sufficiency. Some people mainly know it for the tonic wine that is produced by the Monks amongst other wares. Yes, this site of monastic beliefs has strict rules for those who choose to give themselves up to it and its owner, but just beside this beautiful shrine is a building breaking the rules ever … Continue reading Festive Banquet Pop-Up Kitchen at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre – by Lauren Heath

Recipe: Favis of Salcombe Crab Cakes with Chilli Dipping Sauce

Whilst this is the season of Christmas dinners, random concoctions using leftovers, eating out with friends and plenty of heart-warming meals – if you fancy something a bit lighter but still comforting, how about this fab crab cake recipe from Favis of Salcombe? Favis of Salcombe have been fishing the waters off the South Devon coastline since 1972. Their hand-picked crab meat has won a series of … Continue reading Recipe: Favis of Salcombe Crab Cakes with Chilli Dipping Sauce

Chicken and Blues, Parkstone, Poole

This blog was co-founded by myself and a long-standing good friend of mine in the shape of Polly Addison-Lithgow.  Formerly a colleague of mine at Exeter College, she left the bright lights of the big city (aka Dorset) with her partner – now hubby – Robin. This means that we simply have to visit them in Dorset, which also means that we get to sample … Continue reading Chicken and Blues, Parkstone, Poole

The Christmas GINgle, a cocktail from Salcome Gin

  There is nothing better than getting a nice bottle of gin and making delicious drinks out of them.  What could be better than using some premium Salcombe Gin to make a splash this Christmas with a cocktail recipe cunningly called The Christmas GIN-gle. This recipe was included in the latest mail out from Rise & Shine which is created by Bread and Butter Media.  … Continue reading The Christmas GINgle, a cocktail from Salcome Gin

10 Questions for Mitch Tonks – Restaurateur, Chef and Author

The 19th December 2016 is a day I remember with great fondness – it was the beginning of my 2 week Christmas break from work, and the diary entry for the evening contained the ‘Rockfish Exmouth VIP Opening Night Party’. I had previously eaten at a few restaurant reincarnations within the building at the harbour end of Exmouth, but they weren’t doing it completely right, … Continue reading 10 Questions for Mitch Tonks – Restaurateur, Chef and Author

Crab Spaghetti Recipe using Favis of Salcombe Crab – by Lauren Heath

A true family run business, Favis of Salcombe’s history dates back to 1972, and is currently being run by 4 of the Favis family at the core, along with a 5th Favis who is starting out as a fresh young fish, straight from school as the Favis apprentice. We have been delighted to share their progress and news as well as a recipe before so … Continue reading Crab Spaghetti Recipe using Favis of Salcombe Crab – by Lauren Heath

Quicke’s announces Cheese Tours for 2018

Offering a unique peek behind the rind of its award-winning clothbound cheddar, Devon-based cheesemaker, Quicke’s will be hosting a series of Cheese Tours in 2018, opening the gates to the rolling hills that the family has nurtured for fourteen generations. Taking place on the last Friday of each month from April until September, the Cheese Tours will tell the often surprising story of what goes … Continue reading Quicke’s announces Cheese Tours for 2018

New Limited-edition ‘Finisterre’ cask aged gin from Salcombe Gin

Reawaken a bygone era of adventure and trade with Salcombe Distilling Co.’s new limited-edition gift set of cask aged ‘Finisterre’ gin accompanied by a bottle of ultra traditional Bodegas Tradición 12 Year Old Fino sherry. An intriguing collaboration between Bodegas Tradición, one of the most respected Sherry Bodegas in Spain, that traces its roots back to 1650 and award-winning Salcombe Distilling Co. based in South Devon.  The brand partnership is … Continue reading New Limited-edition ‘Finisterre’ cask aged gin from Salcombe Gin

Dorset Entrepreneur starts salty love affair with Dorset Sea Salt!

 Portland native Jethro Tennant is a 24 year old man on a mission, a salty mission to bring the unique taste of Dorset to the hungry masses. The Man After graduating university, while deciding his next move, Tennant stumbled upon the centuries old salt pans in his native Portland Bill and found himself asking the question why had Dorset’s sea salt scene vanished and consequently, … Continue reading Dorset Entrepreneur starts salty love affair with Dorset Sea Salt!

New Devon cook book celebrates county’s food and drink!

Launched just in time for Christmas, the new Devon Cook Book offers a mouth-watering celebration of the county’s truly bountiful food and drink scene. Produced by Meze Publishing, and created in collaboration with Food & Drink Devon, it showcases the fantastic culinary community which calls Devon home and features over 40 regionally-sourced recipes. Priced at just £14.95, and available to order online now with a … Continue reading New Devon cook book celebrates county’s food and drink!

Proposals invited for high quality temporary food and drink opportunity on Exmouth seafront

Council keen to hear from experienced food festival operators interested in running an exciting and innovative food and drink opportunity as part of the Queen’s Drive regeneration project. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a quality food and drink operator to make their mark at East Devon District Council’s Queen’s Drive site, the area of Exmouth’s seafront that is earmarked for development as part of … Continue reading Proposals invited for high quality temporary food and drink opportunity on Exmouth seafront

Good Game Festive Hampers available now!

Award-winning British charcuterie company, Good Game, have released a range of hampers in time for Christmas. Best known for producing naturally dried game and cured meats made from their own hand-reared pigs in Devon, Good Game are on a mission to champion the best tasting charcuterie in the world.  Just like artisanal Italian charcuterie, Good Game make everything they produce by hand, using only salt and … Continue reading Good Game Festive Hampers available now!

Festive Afternoon Tea at Boringdon Hall

There is nothing more exquisitely British than taking Afternoon Tea.  The ritual of steeping tea, eating sandwiches without crusts and dainty cakes brings to mind expensive surroundings, maybe a scene from Downton Abbey with butlers and footmen bringing the various components gracefully and silently. In reality Afternoon Tea comes in all shapes and sizes.  We have sampled Afternoon Tea offerings in three different places so … Continue reading Festive Afternoon Tea at Boringdon Hall