EVENT: Exeter Food Festival 2019 #ad

It seems like every town or city has some sort of food festival. In fact there are festivals for nearly everything, Gin, Chocolate, Gin, Cheese, Beer. These are great, but for me the most important festival is Exeter’s very own Festival of South West Food & Drink. Colloquially known as Exeter Food Festival, it is like the start of summer for foodies in the region. … Continue reading EVENT: Exeter Food Festival 2019 #ad

Exeter Food Festival 2018 by Chris Gower

Exeter Food Festival is one of the yearly highlights that I look forward to on our foodie calendar.  This year I feel it was the best yet, and although we were not able to stay for the whole evening too, it was an unforgettable day that I enjoyed thoroughly. The gates opened at 10am, but we were there a bit earlier on Saturday.  Local culinary … Continue reading Exeter Food Festival 2018 by Chris Gower

Powderham Food Festival 2017

The second to last (don’t forget Dartmouth Food Festival that happened last weekend) big food festival on the calendar took place a few weekends ago; we were lucky enough to attend as guests. Each year the stands get better and more fascinating, all manned by friendly producers who are always willing to chat and share their passion for the products they’re selling. Have a look … Continue reading Powderham Food Festival 2017

Try Lyme Bay Winery’s Four NEW Wines At Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Visitors to this year’s Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink (29th April to 1st May 2017) will be amongst the first to try Lyme Bay Winery’s four new wines.  From their stand (5,08) the innovative Devon winery will be sampling and selling two new still white wines; Lyme Bay Sandbar and Bacchus Block, as well as two new sparkling wines; Lyme Bay Blanc … Continue reading Try Lyme Bay Winery’s Four NEW Wines At Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

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

Food Festivals in Devon! – Dates for your diary

Being a foodie can be an organisational nightmare sometimes.  Devon and The South West has so many fantastic foodie things going on, so as you might think there are many opportunities to celebrate the fantastic produce we are known for. There are food festivals happening all over our fair county.  The excitement of the Exeter Food Festival might have passed for this year, but there … Continue reading Food Festivals in Devon! – Dates for your diary

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink – by Lauren Heath

Wow – what a weekend! I hope everyone who attended the festival had a great time, I certainly did. We are avid food market and festival go-ers in Devon, Cornwall and beyond, and I believe this is the largest and best food festival in the South West. Now in its 13th year, it is still going from strength to strength. My poor Samsung phone was … Continue reading Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink – by Lauren Heath

Michael Caines receives Freedom of the City – by Lauren Heath

Last July, Exeter City Council unanimously agreed at an extraordinary meeting to bestow the honour of Freedom of the City on Michael Caines MBE. On Thursday 21st April, after a lunchtime ceremony at the city’s historic Guildhall, Michael ‘drove’ a pair of sheep down the High Street. Those unaware of the planned sheep herding were left a little bemused, but the local press (and I) … Continue reading Michael Caines receives Freedom of the City – by Lauren Heath

10 Questions with Susy Atkins – by Lauren Heath

Susy Atkins is the weekly columnist for the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine, as well as drinks editor of the brilliant and stylish ‘delicious’ magazine. She also writes a wine column for the South West’s own magazine ‘food’. She appears regularly on BBC1’s flagship cookery show ‘Saturday Kitchen’ as wine expert, from time to time on BBC radio, local and national, and has written or edited eleven books on wine and drinks. … Continue reading 10 Questions with Susy Atkins – by Lauren Heath

The Carless Foodie: foot-friendly foodie destinations near Exeter

Exeter Food Festival is just around the corner, and it is easy to see that our region has become a shining beacon for food lovers over the last ten years, and us Exonians are in the middle of the party. But for those of us reliant on public transport, getting out to visit some of the best foodie destinations can be tricky. So, here are a few choice … Continue reading The Carless Foodie: foot-friendly foodie destinations near Exeter

Our Exeter Food Festival Twitter Competition #eff2016

I am excited to announce that Eating Exeter will be running a competition from today until Wednesday April 6th.  Two adult tickets are up for grabs to this year’s Exeter Food Festival! I had a great time last year, you can read the write-up here.  And this year is destined it be even better! If you don’t believe me, watch this excellent video. Festival story … Continue reading Our Exeter Food Festival Twitter Competition #eff2016

Q&A with Privateer Jerky

Amendment: Initially I thought that the Fresh At The Festival initiative was a new thing, but I’ve been reliably informed that it has been running for a few years, apologies for any mis-reading. – CG 7th March Exeter Food Festival attracts some of the regions best and brightest producers.  On later today I am going to be announcing something exciting coupled with Exeter Food Festival, … Continue reading Q&A with Privateer Jerky

The Beer & Bacon Festival 2015: Good Game have done good!

My birthday falls on September 12th.  Working in the lovely world of education (as support staff not teaching btw) this is most probably one of the most inconvenient times which to have been born, as quite often the start of the new academic year falls slap bang on the day itself or very close to it. This also means that one cannot have protracted days … Continue reading The Beer & Bacon Festival 2015: Good Game have done good!

Dartmouth Food Festival is nearly here! Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2015

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2015 Dartmouth’s annual food festival is back from Friday 23rd October for three days and two evenings of exceptional regional produce, exciting foodie talks, workshops, tasting events, family friendly activities and much more. Festival Advocate, restauranteur, food writer and chef Mitch Tonks says: “I can’t wait for the Dartmouth Food Festival to open again this year. The event is … Continue reading Dartmouth Food Festival is nearly here! Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2015

Food Magazine’s Food & Design Festival at Sapphire Spaces

It was only a few months ago that we headed to the luxury settings of bespoke Kitchen and Bathroom specialists, Sapphire Spaces opposite Darts Farm to celebrate the launch of Exeter Cookery School.  We were back, now to help Food Magazine celebrate their Food and Design Festival, To be honest when I first heard about this, I scratched my head.  Why food and design? How … Continue reading Food Magazine’s Food & Design Festival at Sapphire Spaces

Join Plymouth Gin for a Voyage of Discovery at the Plymouth Seafood Festival

My culinary journey this year has been one of many discoveries.  One of those discoveries has been the fact that I actually quite like Gin.  We tasted some lovely Gin from Conker Gin at the River Cottage Summer Fair, and I suddenly realised that this stuff was actually alright.  Never having been a Gin fan, this conversion was almost spiritual.  So imagine my over-excitement when … Continue reading Join Plymouth Gin for a Voyage of Discovery at the Plymouth Seafood Festival

Powderham Food Festival – October 3rd & 4th

Its nearly time for the Powderham Food Festival and it sounds like its going to be an amazing weekend two-day event! See how our very own Steve Price got on at last year’s festival. Building on the growing success of Powderham Food Festival, which first launched in 2012 and draws food-lovers from across the region, this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better … Continue reading Powderham Food Festival – October 3rd & 4th

Exeter Food Festival 2015: An epic write-up

Its the time of year that the whole of Exeter descends on Northernhay Gardens to experience a celebration of South West food and drink, and Eating Exeter (i.e me) was there to experience it in its spectacular tasty glory.  This is a long post so scroll down for photos, more writing and an Eating Exeter first…a photo slideshow. There were producers showing off their amazing food, chefs … Continue reading Exeter Food Festival 2015: An epic write-up