Life in Lockdown: Bjorn Moen, Head Chef of The Commodore Hotel in Instow

In our penultimate Life in Lockdown interview, we speak to Bjorn Moen, Head Chef of the Commodore Hotel in Instow. It is strange to think that the UK went into lockdown in March, nearly six months ago. Yet the effect was profound and has had lasting repercussions. The Commodore Hotel lies in North Devon and is popular with tourists and locals alike. A locally sourced … Continue reading Life in Lockdown: Bjorn Moen, Head Chef of The Commodore Hotel in Instow

Life in Lockdown: M Welsh Catering Services

As the country emerges from three months in lockdown, we ask some of Devon’s hospitality and food producers, what life has been like. In our fourth mini interview, we chat to Mike and Leanne Welsh, founders and owners of M Welsh Catering Services. Mike and Leanne Welsh are the owners of a multi-award winning wedding catering company based just outside of Exeter. We first met … Continue reading Life in Lockdown: M Welsh Catering Services

Life in Lockdown: Two Drifters Distillery

As the country starts emerging from three months in lockdown, we ask some of Devon’s hospitality and food producers, what life has been like. In our third mini interview, we chat to Russ & Gemma Wakeham, founders and owners of Two Drifters Rum Distillery in Exeter. Two Drifters Distillery produces award-winning rum from their HQ near Exeter Airport. We first met Two Drifters at the … Continue reading Life in Lockdown: Two Drifters Distillery

Interview: 10 Questions with Polly Guy, ahead of The Great Food and Drink Show at Westpoint

This weekend, The Great Food and Drink Show will be taking place at Westpoint, Exeter for the first time. With producers, cookery workshops and demos, celebrity Ready Steady Cook, wine tasting and more, the two day event is an exciting one for the county. The demo stage will feature gert lush Tom Kerridge, chef veteran Jean Christophe Novelli, local cookery school owner and chef Jim Fisher … Continue reading Interview: 10 Questions with Polly Guy, ahead of The Great Food and Drink Show at Westpoint

Interview: 10 Questions for Chef Luke Fearon of Devon Food Movement

Tomorrow at Ashridge Court Farm, Dining Devon (Lauren) will be experiencing a culmination of culinary talent as part of the first BIG COLLABORATION.  Chef Luke Fearon brings together some of the finest local culinary talents in one beautiful location.  There are still some last minute tickets, so get them whilst you can! “Devon Food Movement is working in partnership with Ashridge Court to bring our … Continue reading Interview: 10 Questions for Chef Luke Fearon of Devon Food Movement

10 Questions with Vicki Montague aka The Free From Fairy

We met Vicki a couple of years ago at an event, and after tasting her wares, found out she had made the world’s first wholegrain gluten free flour blend. I found this very impressive to say the least, and I guess we are surprised by such achievements sometimes in our little county of Devon (assuming you need a London base and budget to do such … Continue reading 10 Questions with Vicki Montague aka The Free From Fairy

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

10 Questions with John Burton Race – by Lauren Heath

John Burton Race is well known for being a passionate chef with a reputation that precedes him. Having worked under chef Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, back in the 80’s, and gaining his first Michelin star whilst heading up the restaurant and kitchen, he has since moved to France and back, had books published, worked in television and owned and run his own restaurant ventures. In 2016 he co-founded a private … Continue reading 10 Questions with John Burton Race – by Lauren Heath

10 Questions with Tony Coulson of Ebb Tides Seaweed by Lauren Heath

Ebb Tides is a fledgling in the food world; having been established only in May last year, we came across them at their first ‘outing’ at Dartington Food Fair (which can be found here) and wished them luck on their future journey. My husband, Steve, loves seaweed and really enjoyed the flavours and easy use packaging of their products. They had tasters on the table, as … Continue reading 10 Questions with Tony Coulson of Ebb Tides Seaweed by Lauren Heath

10 Questions for Marcus from the CountryWoodSmoke Blog & UK BBQ Magazine

Marcus Bawdon is a bit of a personality on the UK BBQ scene.  Being editor of the UK BBQ Magazine and writer of the fantastic CountryWoodSmoke blog, he regularly judges at Grillstock and has a wealth of knowledge about BBQ that just stretches off in to the distance!  He has given workshops, been published in the Telegraph Food section and is When I first started … Continue reading 10 Questions for Marcus from the CountryWoodSmoke Blog & UK BBQ Magazine

10 Questions for Chococo

Photos courtesy of Chococo Exeter is fast becoming a foodie hub, attracting big named restaurants and retailers in to the city centre as well as homing some of the best independent restaurants in the region. A new addition to the family is Chococo who have made their home in Gandy St.  Being already a bit of a fan of Chococo after visiting their shop in … Continue reading 10 Questions for Chococo

10 Questions for Latoyah from Sugar Pink Food – by Chris Gower

Not long after I started Eating Exeter I noticed a new blogger in town.  Like me, she wrote reviews of places to eat in Exeter but also killer recipes and product reviews. On my list of ‘blogs I read’, Latoyah Egerton’s blog Sugar Pink Food is one of my top reads; her passion for good food and warm nature come across in her compelling writing … Continue reading 10 Questions for Latoyah from Sugar Pink Food – by Chris Gower

10 Questions for Chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen

Regular readers might have noticed that each Wednesday evening we post a ‘Recipe Of The Week’.  These are created by our tame chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen, a new company based in North Devon.  They’ve been doing their share of events and getting themselves out to a wider audience. Brisket went down a storm at yesterday’s event #foodgasmfest #brisket #foodporn @devonwoodsmoke pic.twitter.com/9B8IilChfC — HornBrook … Continue reading 10 Questions for Chef Tom Allbrook from Hornbrook Kitchen

10 Questions for Tim Maddams

One of the reasons why I started the 10 Questions posts was to highlight and showcase some of the foodie heroes that we in Devon have in our midst.  I first met Ex-River Cottage Chef Tim Maddams at a Pop-up dining event held by Jonny Does Dinner in a polytunnel at Trill Farm.  I  found him an affable and approachable chap who was happy talking … Continue reading 10 Questions for Tim Maddams

10 Questions for The Poltimore Inn, North Molton

Situated on the edge of Exmoor, The Poltimore Inn has risen from the ashes after a year-long refurbishment.  This cracking independent pub is a definite desitination if you’re visiting Exmoor. 1. How would you describe The Poltimore Inn? What makes it special? The Poltimore Inn is everything a good village pub should be, with a varied menu of delicious home-cooked food and a wide selection … Continue reading 10 Questions for The Poltimore Inn, North Molton

10 Questions for Gaby from The Devon Foodie

Where there is great food, you’ll find Food Bloggers following in their wake.  Although not as plentiful as places like London or New York, Devon has a small army of food bloggers and publications that highlight the very best that the county has to offer.  A new kid on the block is Gabrielle from The Devon Foodie (www.thedevonfoodie.com) who is out to review, digest and … Continue reading 10 Questions for Gaby from The Devon Foodie

10 Questions: Boom Kitchen® by Lauren Heath

Boom Kitchen®  www.boomkitchen.co.uk f: /boomkitchen  t: @boomrevolution  m: 07894586536 Our awareness of Boom Kitchen® came about during one of our many food event visits. We both love curries and make them from scratch occasionally at home, but no one can deny that it is easier to keep a sauce in the cupboard. What initially caught our eye was the Lady Naga kit as my husband … Continue reading 10 Questions: Boom Kitchen® by Lauren Heath

10 Questions with Veg In A Box – by Lauren Heath

As it does these days, it all began with a tweet…my husband Steve was singing the praises of Devon based BOOM Kitchen and their curry kits (further info on these guys to follow in due course) and a twitter flurry occurred between him and a small local business called Veg in a Box about how good the curries really were – “excellent” we said – … Continue reading 10 Questions with Veg In A Box – by Lauren Heath

10 Questions for Ben Richards: Beer Sommelier

I first met Ben at The Pig & Pallet Beer Versus Wine event that we attended before Christmas last year.  The event was well attended, and it introduced me to the mind bending beer knowledge of Ben Richards; one of the few individuals who can call themselves an accredited Beer Sommelier. Ben was kind enough to answer a 10 Questions for Eating Exeter on being … Continue reading 10 Questions for Ben Richards: Beer Sommelier

10 Questions with Susy Atkins – by Lauren Heath

Susy Atkins is the weekly columnist for the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine, as well as drinks editor of the brilliant and stylish ‘delicious’ magazine. She also writes a wine column for the South West’s own magazine ‘food’. She appears regularly on BBC1’s flagship cookery show ‘Saturday Kitchen’ as wine expert, from time to time on BBC radio, local and national, and has written or edited eleven books on wine and drinks. … Continue reading 10 Questions with Susy Atkins – by Lauren Heath