Salcombe Crabfest Fire & Feast Fundraiser at Gara Rock, Salcombe with Chef Freddy Bird by Lauren Heath #ad #invited

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Casual Dining Review: Zita’s Bar & Smokehouse, Exeter by Sue Stoneman #Ad

Holy Smoke! A Smokehouse in Exeter…. oh yes! And it’s not just for meat eaters… they cater for #vegan and #vegetarians too. Continue reading Casual Dining Review: Zita’s Bar & Smokehouse, Exeter by Sue Stoneman #Ad

Are you ready to Q? – Newbies guide to BBQ’ing by Sue Stoneman

Yipee! The better weather has at long last arrived. The warmer, sunnier days and the longer, lighter evenings are here so it can only mean one thing – it’s BBQ time! BBQ season has definitely arrived for some, but for me and many others, we BBQ all year round. I’ve noticed my neighbours doing the first cut of their lawns and doing a bit of … Continue reading Are you ready to Q? – Newbies guide to BBQ’ing by Sue Stoneman

RECIPE: Burns Night Scotch Eggs and Cranachan by Sue Stoneman

To celebrate the birthday of the Scottish Poet Robbie Burns, Burns Suppers are held mainly in Scotland around the date of his birthday – 25th January.  Traditionally (and I have eaten something similar in a restaurant on the Isle of Arran a few years ago) it would be a tian (tower) of haggis, neeps (swede not turnip) and mashed potato served with a whisky & … Continue reading RECIPE: Burns Night Scotch Eggs and Cranachan by Sue Stoneman

All fired up from Powderham Food Festival – by Sue Stoneman

Powderham Food Festival took place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October this year at Powderham Castle.  I was there as one of the demo chefs in the ‘Theatre of Fire and Smoke’ tent, along with some big names on the BBQ scene: Simon Dyer – BBQ Champ, John Gower of Quiet Waters Farm, Nic Townsend, Martin Anderson – Chef of Temper in Soho, David Deadman and … Continue reading All fired up from Powderham Food Festival – by Sue Stoneman

Countdown to Powderham Food Festival 2017: foodie fun for all the family

With just two months to go until Powderham Food Festival returns for a sixth celebration of local food and drink (Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th October), festival organisers Bob Small and Fiona Gofton are hoping 2017 will be the biggest, best and quite possibly the healthiest food festival they have ever hosted. Set amid the spectacular grounds of Powderham Castle, home to Lord and Lady … Continue reading Countdown to Powderham Food Festival 2017: foodie fun for all the family

Smokin’ Summer Pop Up on Exeter Quay – by Lauren Heath

Exeter Quay is currently blooming into a real destination for foodies, as well as those seeking an escape from the busy city and their work life. Night markets, cookery school, outdoor and indoor activities, arts and culture as well as the growing restaurant scene. At the weekend it comes alive with tourists and locals alike seeking the relaxed waterside vibe. Recently, The Boat Shed (brainchild … Continue reading Smokin’ Summer Pop Up on Exeter Quay – by Lauren Heath

Guest Chef Days Announced at Manna From Devon Cooking School

Manna from Devon Cooking School is delighted to announce the dates for the 2017 Guest Chef Classes: a series of celebrity chefs and foodie experts will be running classes at the school from March until September. These guest days only pop up once a month and usually book up pretty quickly, a true reflection on the talent and reputation of each chef. This year’s Guest … Continue reading Guest Chef Days Announced at Manna From Devon Cooking School

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

Eating Exeter visits Country Wood Smoke HQ

How do you introduce Marcus Bawdon? BBQ blogging master, nationally recognised BBQ personality (he judges at the Grillstock festival) and generally nice chap.  He is also incredibly modest when it comes to what he does when he is not being a father, wife or geologist.  I have a huge amount of respect for his knowledge and his infectious passion for all things BBQ. The foodie … Continue reading Eating Exeter visits Country Wood Smoke HQ

Grillstock to open in Exeter

The Dining Quarter is going to be one of the biggest things to hit Exeter next year, and one of the names that is coming is getting me very excited.  For the dedicated meat-heads amongst you, this is a definite bonus… scroll down for professional photographs and the press release! Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’) announced today (18 November … Continue reading Grillstock to open in Exeter

UK BBQ Magazine now available!

Marcus Bowden has been a busy chap recently.  Not only is he the author of  Country Wood Smoke (one of UK’s best BBQ Blogs), but he is now the founding editor-in-chief of a new BBQ publication. UK BBQ magazine does exactly what it says on the tin, packet or foil wrapping.  Packed with some amazing articles about the UK BBQ scene, recipes, tips and foody … Continue reading UK BBQ Magazine now available!

Powderham Food Festival 2014

What do you get when you combine a stately home, the best of local producers and a sunny October in Devon? The Powderham Food Festival of course!  I had the privilege of being invited along to this annual event on behalf of Eating Exeter and I have to say I was not at all disappointed. As you entered the main courtyard your sense where immediately … Continue reading Powderham Food Festival 2014

Rugby stars ultimate taste test of Exeter’s First Genuine American Smokin’ Menu

Exeter’s original gourmet burger restaurant has launched a smokin’ range – but only after local rugby stars tested out the new menu first. Famed for its gourmet burgers made with Devon beef from Greendale Farm, the Queen Street restaurant has today launched the Urban Smoke Shack. Beef, pork and chicken cooked in the newly imported American ‘smoker’ for up to 10 hours at a time, … Continue reading Rugby stars ultimate taste test of Exeter’s First Genuine American Smokin’ Menu

Hub-Box Exeter, Sidwell Street.

Read Eating Exeter’s review here. EAT OUTSIDE THE BOX IN EXETER’S LATEST FOOD VENUE.  Photos to follow! If you like your burgers, ribs and dogs to be mouth watering, creative, fresh and full of flavour, then Exeter’s newest pop-up food destination will be just or you. Hub-Box has arrived in the city – a unique food venue – think specially created and fully customised shipping … Continue reading Hub-Box Exeter, Sidwell Street.

Holsworthy Ales Open Nights: Beer n Bangers! next one 27th July!

If anyone fancies a trip to the distant hills of Holsworthy, then this might be worth the trek! HOLSWORTHY ALES and Beer Hill House are holding seven open brewery nights between April and October 2013 on Saturday 27th April Saturday 25th May Saturday 22nd June Saturday 27th July Saturday 31st August Saturday 28th September Saturday 26th October Come and taste the beer and have a look around the … Continue reading Holsworthy Ales Open Nights: Beer n Bangers! next one 27th July!