Darts Farm crowned Best Farm Shop in the South West (via Express and Echo)

After a nail-biting few weeks of public voting, Darts Farm was awarded Best Farm Shop in the South West on Monday night as foodies from across the region joined forces to celebrate the fifth annual Food Magazine Reader Awards. Food Magazine readers voted in their thousands to secure Darts Farm the top spot in a hotly contested category with other finalists including Padstow Farm Shop … Continue reading Darts Farm crowned Best Farm Shop in the South West (via Express and Echo)

Trill Farm opens its doors for 2015 with an inspiring programme of courses and talks to get you thinking, learning and eating!

Do you want to get your mind and body kick started this New Year? Trill Farm opens its doors for 2015 with an inspiring programme of courses and talks to get you thinking, learning and eating! Trill Farm, near Axminster, is the brain child of Dr Romy Fraser OBE, the founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies. Set up in 2008, the 300 acre organic farm has … Continue reading Trill Farm opens its doors for 2015 with an inspiring programme of courses and talks to get you thinking, learning and eating!

Ancient Greeks invented the Mediterranean Diet, University of Exeter reveals…

Ancient Greek doctors were the ones who invented the infamous Mediterranean diet, as hippocratic physicians used rich flavors in food in order to treat their patients, a new study from the British University of Exeter revealed, according to the Daily Mail. The experts at the University of Exeter studied texts of ancient Greek doctors and found that they believed rich flavors could improve the food’s … Continue reading Ancient Greeks invented the Mediterranean Diet, University of Exeter reveals…

OPINION: Vote for the restaurants you want to see in The Guildhall Dining Quarter

Just had to stick my oar in with this one.  The Express and Echo have put this up on their website and I can’t resist having my two cents about some of the options.  You don’t have to agree with me, please comment in the comments box, it’d be nice to have a bit of debate going. (image mercilessly stolen from The Express and Echo) … Continue reading OPINION: Vote for the restaurants you want to see in The Guildhall Dining Quarter

TWO people from Bude are set to become “pie-oneers”

TWO people from Bude are set to become “pie-oneers” after scooping a place on a national panel to take part in a pie taste challenge. Paul Langford and Sarah Clarke-Feltham have become two of just 100 proud “Pukka Supper Pie-oneers” from across the UK to be selected for the exclusive taste test hosted by the UK brand. The challenge follows a survey commissioned by Pukka … Continue reading TWO people from Bude are set to become “pie-oneers”

Jamie’s Italian in Princesshay – The opening date is revealed

Jamie’s Italian will officially open on Monday 2nd February 2015 at 12 noon in Princesshay. The restaurant is the first Jamie’s Italian to open in the West Country. Jamie Oliver’s Italian mentor and celebrity chef, Gennaro Contaldo will welcome guests to Princesshay’s newest restaurant on Monday 2nd February. The Italian legend is said to have taught Jamie Oliver everything he knows about Italian food. Jamie’s … Continue reading Jamie’s Italian in Princesshay – The opening date is revealed

Pieminister announces hopes to open Exeter restaurant | Exeter Express and Echo

http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Pieminister-announces-hopes-open-Exeter/story-25819998-detail/story.html This stunningly successful Pie Restaurant is a south West success story. And now they want to come to Exeter. Possibly heading to the Guildhall Dining Quarter? Continue reading Pieminister announces hopes to open Exeter restaurant | Exeter Express and Echo

CAMRA Exeter Winter Ale Festival: Next weekend

For the ale lovers amongst you, it is our local CAMRA Winter Ale Festival next weekend! More details here: This year, due to a surge in popularity, more ales have joined the line-up, more space has opened up, and there are two bars, one with live music, the other left quiet for conversation. The annual celebration of real ale is organised by the Exeter and … Continue reading CAMRA Exeter Winter Ale Festival: Next weekend

Free Recipe 4 – Dessert: Saffron Doughnuts Filled with Trewithen Clotted Cream AND Orange Custard

Dessert: Saffron Doughnuts Filled with Trewithen Clotted Cream AND Orange Custard Makes 12 medium sized doughnuts Ingredients: For the doughnut dough 250g organic white flour 30g caster sugar and loads more for dredging 5g Cornish sea salt 1 tbsp sourdough starter (optional) 8g fresh OR 4g active dried yeast 2 eggs Zest of ½ lemon Zest of ½ orange ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp nutmeg … Continue reading Free Recipe 4 – Dessert: Saffron Doughnuts Filled with Trewithen Clotted Cream AND Orange Custard

Free Recipe 3 – Main: Hot Smoked Pheasant Breast, Trewithen Clotted Creamed Celeriac, Kale, Fennel and Hazelnut Dukka

Main: Hot Smoked Pheasant Breast, Trewithen Clotted Creamed Celeriac,  Kale, Fennel and Hazelnut Dukka Serves 4 Smoked pheasant 4 pheasant breasts 100g caster sugar 100g table salt 4 juniper berries crushed 2 bay leaves, torn 10 black peppercorns, crushed A good big handful of oak wood chippings Clotted creamed celeriac 2 celeriac, peeled and diced 1 clove of garlic 350ml Trewithen whole milk 150ml double … Continue reading Free Recipe 3 – Main: Hot Smoked Pheasant Breast, Trewithen Clotted Creamed Celeriac, Kale, Fennel and Hazelnut Dukka

Free Recipe 2 – Starter: Spiced Pumpkin Barley Risotto, with Trewithen Clotted Cream served with Heritage Beetroot Crisps

Starter: Spiced Pumpkin Barley Risotto, with Trewithen Clotted Cream served with Heritage Beetroot Crisps Serves 4 Ingredients: Barley base 300g organic pearled barley 30g finely diced onion 30g finely diced celery 30g finely diced carrot 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 100ml good quality white wine 1Ltr warm homemade vegetable stock or water Spiced pumpkin or squash puree 300g peeled pumpkin or squash 25g cold Trewithen … Continue reading Free Recipe 2 – Starter: Spiced Pumpkin Barley Risotto, with Trewithen Clotted Cream served with Heritage Beetroot Crisps

Free Recipe 1: Canape – Trewithen Clotted Cream, Cornish cheddar & Parsley Croquetta

Canape : Trewithen Clotted Cream, Cornish cheddar & Parsley Croquetta Makes 4 Croquetta Ingredients: 200-250ml of whole Trewithen milk 1 bay leaf 2 cloves 1 slice of an onion 1 sprig of fresh thyme A pinch of ground mace 60g organic flour 30g Trewithen butter 250g Cornish cheddar 100g flat leaf parsley, chopped 1tbsp Trewithen clotted cream 1tsp English mustard 2 eggs, beaten with a … Continue reading Free Recipe 1: Canape – Trewithen Clotted Cream, Cornish cheddar & Parsley Croquetta

A Happy Cornish Clotted Christmas! – Free River Cottage Recipes from Trewithen Dairy this week…

Happy Cornish Clotted Christmas: For the ultimate in indulgent festive fare, with a unique Cornish twist, Trewithen Dairy are onceagain inviting Christmas cooks to take inspiration from their new and exclusive Cornish Clotted Christmas menu. Available to download from the Trewithen Dairy website, or as a 12 page booklet from selected independent retailers, each of the four recipes celebrates new and exciting ways of cooking with … Continue reading A Happy Cornish Clotted Christmas! – Free River Cottage Recipes from Trewithen Dairy this week…

The Gobbler Burger & Peanut Butter Jelly Shake – Ruby Modern Diner, Queen St.

Tis the season to be jolly!  Tis the season of late night shopping, Amazon wishlists, family logistics, Christmas meals and a very empty looking bank account.  There are a lot of things that really annoy me about the whole season, but the one thing I look forward to, being the pig that I am, is the culinary side of it.  Mince pies, seasonal specials, Christmas … Continue reading The Gobbler Burger & Peanut Butter Jelly Shake – Ruby Modern Diner, Queen St.