2017 Food Festival Dates for your diary!

We are very lucky in this county and beyond, to have such wonderful food and produce – what better way to experience all of this together than at a Food Festival! Here’s a round up of the upcoming 2017 Food Festivals in Devon as well as a couple from  Cornwall. Click on the website links for further info or read our review of the previous … Continue reading 2017 Food Festival Dates for your diary!

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

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

Anton Piotrowski demonstrates his Carrot Cake at Exeter Food Festival 2013

So I was getting all nostalgic and watery eyed over the lovely afternoon we spent at Exeter Food Festival a few weeks ago. I had really wanted to see Anton Piotrowski’s demonstration as I had followed him on Masterchef, and naturally I wanted the home lad to win.  Anton is Chef Patron of The Treby Arms over in Sparkwell which he runs with his wife Clare. … Continue reading Anton Piotrowski demonstrates his Carrot Cake at Exeter Food Festival 2013

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.