News: Finalists announced for 2018 South West Chef of the Year

The finalists for this year’s South West Chef of the Year competition have been chosen and now face the toughest challenge yet – to prepare their dishes for a daunting line-up of judges on 24th October at Exeter College. The finalists have been selected from eight semi-finalists in the Professional and Young Professional categories and ten in the Student/Apprentice Chef category.  The finalists will be cooking a … Continue reading News: Finalists announced for 2018 South West Chef of the Year

Seven Wonders of Exeter Food Festival

Exeter Food Festival – Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May 2018 Exeter Beats – Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018 Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink returns to Exeter Castle and Northernhay Gardens next month with fantastic regional chefs, over 80 producers selling delicious goodies from across the South West, live music to keep the atmosphere alive throughout … Continue reading Seven Wonders of Exeter Food Festival

Heritage Tomato Salad courtesy of Timothy Kendall, South West Young Professional Chef of the Year 2016

Timothy is the Senior Chef de Partie at The Idle Rocks Hotel in St Mawes, Cornwall, working under Head Chef, Guy Owen. At the time of entry into South West Chef of the Year, Tim was working at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. As South West Young Professional Chef 2016, Tim went on to compete in the semi-final of the Craft Guild of Chefs … Continue reading Heritage Tomato Salad courtesy of Timothy Kendall, South West Young Professional Chef of the Year 2016

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

New Exhibitors queuing to be part of the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink!

Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is celebrating an exciting increase in the number of new exhibitors it will be welcoming to its 12th festival. Taking place this April from its city centre location at Exeter Castle and Northernhay Gardens, the Exeter Food Festival is a multi-award winning annual event that celebrates the very best of south west produce and producers as a … Continue reading New Exhibitors queuing to be part of the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink!

EXETER FOOD FESTIVAL TRIUMPHED WITH SILVER WIN AT SOUTH WEST TOURISM AWARDS 2015

Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is celebrating another win after the South West Tourism Awards on Thursday 12th February 2015. Exeter’s only city centre festival scooped Silver in the Tourism Event of the Year category sponsored by Bristol Airport for its 11thannual event which took place in April 2014. Michael Caines MBE, Festival champion and co-founder said of the win: ‘I am … Continue reading EXETER FOOD FESTIVAL TRIUMPHED WITH SILVER WIN AT SOUTH WEST TOURISM AWARDS 2015

A Happy Cornish Clotted Christmas! – Free River Cottage Recipes from Trewithen Dairy this week…

Happy Cornish Clotted Christmas: For the ultimate in indulgent festive fare, with a unique Cornish twist, Trewithen Dairy are onceagain inviting Christmas cooks to take inspiration from their new and exclusive Cornish Clotted Christmas menu. Available to download from the Trewithen Dairy website, or as a 12 page booklet from selected independent retailers, each of the four recipes celebrates new and exciting ways of cooking with … Continue reading A Happy Cornish Clotted Christmas! – Free River Cottage Recipes from Trewithen Dairy this week…

‘Read Reviews’ page! Now all reviews are easy to find…

One thing I have been dying to do since Eating Exeter reached size enough to warrant it was to index the reviews in to some sort of easy glance page. It is an urge that I have now and again, being a librarian these things are inevitable. And that has now happened, head to ‘Read Reviews’ to see all of Eating Exeter’s reviews on one … Continue reading ‘Read Reviews’ page! Now all reviews are easy to find…

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.

RUBY Shines at Food Awards

RUBY Modern Diner has won a Taste of the West 2013 Gold award. These prestigious awards celebrate excellence amongst food retailers, producers and hospitality businesses across the South West. RUBY has also been nominated in the Best Takeaway category at the Food & Drink Devon Awards. These awards celebrate the very best our county has to offer across food production, retail, hospitality and service. Erin … Continue reading RUBY Shines at Food Awards

Exeter Food Festival 2013

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 2013 is rapidly heading this way, and I can’t wait!  If this post has jogged your memory, remember there is a website and the usual social media channels that you can use to keep in contact with the latest from the organisers. It is destined to be huge, as ever. Just have a look at the site … Continue reading Exeter Food Festival 2013