Upcoming courses at Exeter Cookery School

At Eating Exeter, Dining Devon we are massive fans of the Exeter Cookery School. We have seen them develop and flourish from their launch, and they’ve continued to grow from strength to strength. We recently went down to help them celebrate their 1st birthday in their current premises with the owners, Jim and Lucy Fisher. For more information visit http://www.exetercookeryschool.co.uk or click on the title of each course! The … Continue reading Upcoming courses at Exeter Cookery School

Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich

We’ve been busy coming up with sandwiches for Burt’s Chips Ultimate Crisp Sandwich project. Some have been disasters (you won’t read about those!)  The second one we had great fun making was a classic with a modern twist.  Search for #ultimatecrispsandwich on Twitter and get the latest on this excellent summer campaign. Yes, its a Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich.  The culinary heights we go … Continue reading Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich

Rosemary, Onion & Potato Pizza from Chef Tom Allbrook

Ingredients for the white pizza sauce: 1x tbsp. Plain flour 4x Garlic cloves, thinly sliced 300ml Milk 150g Parmesan 25g Unsalted butter Method: In a saucepan place the milk, sliced garlic, butter, salt and pepper. Bring this up to a simmer then add the flour, mix well, and leave to stand on one side for use later. It may thicken a little so if this does happen. … Continue reading Rosemary, Onion & Potato Pizza from Chef Tom Allbrook

Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta – Ideal for beginners

Our kitchen is about the size of a knat’s testicle and given the tiny amount of surface space we actually have, I am all for the student modus operandi when it comes to cooking.  There is no shame in using a jar of pesto opposed to fresh pesto that you make yourself, and I can’t start to say that it matches it in taste but … Continue reading Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta – Ideal for beginners

The Half Moon, Clyst St Mary, Exeter

Sunday lunches are quite a British thing, correct me if I am wrong but I don’t know of another culture that will insist on having roast dinners even in the middle of Summer whilst its baking hot outside.  But like many things in the culinary universe, it is very very easy to (excuse the French) f**k up. For a number of years the legendary Sunday … Continue reading The Half Moon, Clyst St Mary, Exeter

Inferno Stir Through Pasta – (Tomato and Mozzarella)

Originally posted on Veget8:
This is most probably the most extreme dish you will ever come  across.  OK, it might actually be mild compared to some mexican  recipes and in the grand scheme of things, actually eating fire    would be hotter and more deadly. But it’s hot.   It’s also very garlicky, the sort of quatities of garlic  involved would stun a man at 100 yards… Continue reading Inferno Stir Through Pasta – (Tomato and Mozzarella)

Oaty White Chocolate Biscuits

Originally posted on Veget8:
My next foray in the the world of baking has been Oaty White Chocolate Biscuits. The recipe is courtesy of the BBC, and before you start thinking these will be anything like the ones you get in the supermarket, then think again.  They are more like White Chocolate flapjacks, crunchy and very sweet (depending on how much Golden Treacle you use),… Continue reading Oaty White Chocolate Biscuits

Top 10 Foodie Gift Ideas – There is still time!

Foodies are really very easy to buy for.  In fact, this might be a cloaked excuse to post some stuff up here with the hope someone might buy one for me! A Foody Christmas Gift list is inevtably filled with stuff that will take up space in your kitchen.  Either a thing that prepares food or an ingredient!  All items here are available through Amazon, … Continue reading Top 10 Foodie Gift Ideas – There is still time!

Ham and Bean Supper Chowder Recipe: repost from Recipe Vintage

Ham and Bean Supper Chowder comes from the annuls of Recipe Vintage. The coldness of winter has now firmly set in, and my mind starts to look towards yummy soups and savory chowders to start munching on with some fresh bread and a scarf. http://recipevintage.blogspot.co.uk is an online respository of historic and vintage recipes. Follow on Twitter @recipevintage or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/recipevintage Continue reading Ham and Bean Supper Chowder Recipe: repost from Recipe Vintage

Pork Sausage and Apple Bake (Courtesy of Morrisons Magazine)

My wife is an awesome chef. I call her a chef as she has a vast amount of skills and an understanding of food that I don’t really have. One basic understanding is following a recipe, and knowing what to substitute in lieu of any of the key ingredients. We tucked in to a recipe in the current edition of the Morrison’s Magazine which we … Continue reading Pork Sausage and Apple Bake (Courtesy of Morrisons Magazine)

Just Eat: The online take away experience

Just Eat is a newish system of ordering Take Away food from local providers. It is perfect for those who fancy curry or chinese for instance, without having to ring up and talk to a human being. Bloody humans. Login to the website http://www.justeat.co.uk and you go through some options, find the ideal take away, then go through an online menu. The relative ease of … Continue reading Just Eat: The online take away experience

Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

Apologies to those who follow Eating Exeter on Twitter (@eatingexeter) if you have already seen this.  But I had to share another one of Recipe Vintage’s scanned in recipe cards from the 60’s.  (What is the right way, 60’s or sixties when you’re writing?) This is ‘Economical Light Fruit Cake’, so called because its meant to be fluffy and cheap.  A bit like a bird, … Continue reading Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

RAMM Cafe, Queen St

Exeter is an amazing city. Tea is also amazing. But there is something more amazing and that is finding something, expecting it to be great and then finding out it is and that you’re right.  And this is exactly how I have found the in-house cafe in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.  Knowing it was ran by Otterton Mill was a guarantee that this wasn’t going to … Continue reading RAMM Cafe, Queen St

External link to Valentine’s Day Special: Alcoholic Brandy Fudge

Valentine’s Day Special: Alcoholic Brandy Fudge

Valentine’s Day Special: Alcoholic Brandy Fudge One of my other passions, apart from writing about food, is collecting (hoarding) recipe books.  Especially old ones with forgotten recipes in from the past.  OK I am without a first edition Mrs Beeton  but there are some amazing recipes hiding on shelves of dusty recipe books which are bursting for a new lease of life. And that is exactly … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Special: Alcoholic Brandy Fudge

Starz Bar, under the Iron Bridge, Exeter

Go for: American-style cuisine in a relaxed, party atmosphere. Massive portions. The downstairs cocktail bar. The barman. Don’t go for: An extensive vegetarian selection. Intimate dinners for two. Eat: Half-rack of ribs with hickory bbq sauce, Hawaiian beef burger with Monterey Jack cheese and pineapple, Shrimp Shrimp Shrimp (just for the name). Go with: A group of friends, especially when celebrating. Spend: £4-£10 for starters, £7-£15 for mains, … Continue reading Starz Bar, under the Iron Bridge, Exeter