10 Questions with Vicki Montague aka The Free From Fairy

We met Vicki a couple of years ago at an event, and after tasting her wares, found out she had made the world’s first wholegrain gluten free flour blend. I found this very impressive to say the least, and I guess we are surprised by such achievements sometimes in our little county of Devon (assuming you need a London base and budget to do such … Continue reading 10 Questions with Vicki Montague aka The Free From Fairy

Strawberry Roulade courtesy of Sue Stoneman, South West Home Cook of the Year 2016

Over the next few weeks we’ll be presenting a series of exclusive recipes from South West Chef of The Year past contestants.  The South West Chef of The Year is the competition to get yourself in to if you reckon you have what it takes to go up against some of the best in the region.  Entries close 31st July. Previous winners have included Jamie Coleman, … Continue reading Strawberry Roulade courtesy of Sue Stoneman, South West Home Cook of the Year 2016

Season’s best… Recipe inspirations from Exeter Cookery School

Located on the city’s picturesque quayside, Exeter Cookery School courses take great inspiration from south west France, where founders Jim and Lucy Fisher used to run a residential cookery school. For a tempting seasonal treat, try out the following classic recipes from the Dordogne. Confit de Canard Sarlat, a beautiful medieval town near to where we lived in the Dordogne, SW France, has around 60 … Continue reading Season’s best… Recipe inspirations from Exeter Cookery School

Hornbrook Kitchen’s Venison Ragu

Life is busy at the moment for Hornbrook Kitchen, but Chef Tom Allbrook has brought us another delicious Recipe Of The Week!  I love venison, and this recipe really brings out of the best in this rich meat. Ingredients: (Serves 5 people) 1x carrot 1x red onion 3x garlic cloves 2x celery sticks ½ beef tomato 120 ml cooking red wine Good grating of fresh … Continue reading Hornbrook Kitchen’s Venison Ragu

Serious Citrus Sea Bass from Hornbrook Kitchen

This week’s recipe of the week is a fishy affair with Hornbrook Kitchen’s Seriously Citrus Sea Bass.  I can’t wait to give this a try with the citrus fruit adding an extra dimension to the palette! For more information follow HornBrook Kitchen on Twitter and Instagram.  Tom recently answered a 10 Questions Interview for Eating Exeter, read it here! You can also follow Tom’s personal accounts … Continue reading Serious Citrus Sea Bass from Hornbrook Kitchen

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

The Ultimate Hornbrook Brunch – Ham, eggs and black pudding.

One of my favourite flavour combinations has to be Ham & Egg.  Chef Tom Allbrook has come up with this scrumptious recipe with these two elements and with the added loveliness of Black Pudding.  Another exclusive Recipe Of The Week for Eating Exeter! Ingredients: Slices of good quality bread (better if homemade) 2 Slices good quality ham (I buy a piece of ham at the … Continue reading The Ultimate Hornbrook Brunch – Ham, eggs and black pudding.

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

Veggie Shepherd’s Pie from Chef Tom Allbrook

Ingredients: 1x Sweet potato (Large) 1x Normal potato (Large) 2x Banana shallot 3x Smoked garlic gloves 1x Tin flageolet beans 1x Small tin butter beans 1x Tin Italian plum tomatoes 1x Veg stock cube 1x Pinch of dried chilli flakes 1x Tsp. Smoked paprika Salt & Pepper to taste 50g feta 70g gruyere cheese 30g butter Method: Peel the sweet and normal potato and chop … Continue reading Veggie Shepherd’s Pie from Chef Tom Allbrook

Broadbean Pea & Courgette Crostini’s from Chef Tom Allbrook

I am chuffed to bits to be able to present a series of recipes from the talented North Devon based Chef Tom Allbrook from HornBrook Kitchen who will be offering a ‘recipe of the week’. HornBrook Kitchen is a new venture that is set to take the Devon food scene by storm! They love vegetarian and smokey foods, and I can’t wait to see what … Continue reading Broadbean Pea & Courgette Crostini’s from Chef Tom Allbrook

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

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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