News: A New Devon Cookery School, Built From The Ground Up – Plus 20% Discount Offer

During a night of great food, wonderful company (…and a little alcohol) an exciting plan was hatched; just over a year later, Colin and Tasha are opening a purpose built cookery school with a difference – The Ground Up Cookery School.   Approximately 12 miles west of Exeter, and the top of Dartmoor, The Ground Up Cookery School will focus on seasonal, sustainable and foraged … Continue reading News: A New Devon Cookery School, Built From The Ground Up – Plus 20% Discount Offer

Recipe: Fillet of Lyme Bay Red Gurnard Escabeche

With Easter creeping up fast, here’s a light dish to cook for yourself and a loved one, or perhaps a group of friends – with thanks to The Salutation Inn for the recipe. Red gurnard is a firm fish, with fantastic flavour. It’s one that we should all be eating more, as gurnard is often discarded due to low market demand. Once you try this recipe though, … Continue reading Recipe: Fillet of Lyme Bay Red Gurnard Escabeche

The hunt for Exeter’s best veggie breakie (part deux) by Stephanie Darkes

84 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3RP – 01392 201 181 Last week it was my birthday and post-party night I was desperate for a top drawer veggie breakfast. So I turned to the oracle that is Twitter for some suggestions and plenty came back including: The Cosy Club, Tea on the Green and Bills, all of which have been added to my ‘Breakfast List’ – which is … Continue reading The hunt for Exeter’s best veggie breakie (part deux) by Stephanie Darkes

Burts Spicy Chorizo and Chicken Club Sandwich

Writing Eating Exeter exposes me to a wealth of talented chefs and some of the best food that Devon has to offer.  But unlike many food bloggers, I’m actually a little limited in the kitchen.  Tori is my resident cheffy expert (even though she would never admit it) but recently an opportunity appeared for me to try some recipes that were well within my culinary … Continue reading Burts Spicy Chorizo and Chicken Club Sandwich

Boston Tea Party: Exeter’s very own Tardis – by Lauren Heath

Boston Tea Party – 84 Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RP, Tel: 01392 201181 Free wifi, open Mon – Sat 7am til 7pm and Sun 8am til 6pm. Boston Tea Party have 18 cafes from as high as Birmingham all the way down to Barnstaple, with a 19th cafe about to open in Bristol (making the total 6 in and around the city!). I must admit, … Continue reading Boston Tea Party: Exeter’s very own Tardis – by Lauren Heath

Exeter Cookery School: Day course on the 14th November at Sapphire Spaces

The first session from The Exeter Cookery School looks absolutely amazing! Saturday 14th November 2015 A hands-on cooking course with an autumnal flavour packed with cheffy tips, tricks and ideas designed to make cooking at home for family and friends easy and stress free. When: 9am-4pm on Saturday 14th November 2015 Where: Sapphire Spaces, Unit 3, Dart Business Park, Topsham, Devon, EX3 0QH Cost: £149 … Continue reading Exeter Cookery School: Day course on the 14th November at Sapphire Spaces

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)

External link to Beef Bourguinon (Fondue Method)

Beef Bourguinon (Fondue Method)

Beef Bourguinon (Fondue Method) Tonight is going to be a bit of a recipe night on Eating Exeter.  This will be the first of a few, so prepare your scrapbook!  The recipes come thanks to Recipe Vintage, Eating Exeter’s sister site. Beef Bourguinon.  Some people spell it with an ‘ne’ on the end, others don’t really care. This method shows you how they did it … Continue reading Beef Bourguinon (Fondue Method)

Express Review: Subway Breakfast Sub £2

It sounded so promising and looked so delicious as they always do on the boards outside.  For £2 you get a Bacon Sub and a cup of Coffee, or a hot drink of your choosing.  And for one who is coming up to the poor-end of payday, it seemed like a value option that was worth a try. In my many years of eating terrible … Continue reading Express Review: Subway Breakfast Sub £2

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)

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.

JD Wetherspoons: The Gourmet Hotdog and Beer offer

Being a foody can be a difficult and expensive passion sometimes, especially when you’re not blessed with heaps of cash.  And even if you do have the money to indulge in the nicer foods, sometimes a bit of cheapy-pub nosh is nothing to scoff at. Rumour had it that The Imperial in Exeter (my local) had Crispy Pig on tap, so we hopped up there … Continue reading JD Wetherspoons: The Gourmet Hotdog and Beer offer

Make your own American Egg McMuffin – Great breakfast idea…

A few years ago, a couple of books (first one that comes to mind is Kenny McGovern’s: The Takeaway Secret) came out that claimed to allow the reader to cook their own version of classic fast food dishes, in the comfort of their own home. Intrigued by the concept of the book, I did some research (I googled and drank tea, which is my version … Continue reading Make your own American Egg McMuffin – Great breakfast idea…