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Double Award Triumph for Salcombe Distilling Co.

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:44pm

Salcombe Distilling Co. has been awarded ‘Best in class’ and ‘Master’ for its limited-edition gin ‘Mischief’ at The Design & Packaging Masters which forms part of the internationally renowned Global Spirits Master Awards Series hosted by The Spirits Business.

‘Mischief’ from Salcombe Gin’ s limited edition Voyager Series was developed in collaboration with celebrated chef, restauranteur and food writer Mark Hix MBE. The distinct design and unique packaging of ‘Mischief’ was voted for by the judging panel to be the Best Product in the entire Design Masters competition.

Growing the passion with 'World's Best' food and drink heroes

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:03pm

Devon foodies gathered in the Darts Farm restaurant for the annual Darts Farm Food Heroes dinner this month. Hosted by the three Dart brothers, Michael, James and Paul, this sell out event honoured Devon’s local food and drink heroes and continued Darts Farms 25th year celebrations.

Drink Matcha Tea in the morning for an energising boost

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sat, 12/01/2018 - 11:04am

Coffee and black tea are ubiquitous amongst morning routines the world over, but by no means do they have a monopoly in assisting our waking minds. Matcha tea is a unique type of green tea that has been fulfilling a similar role in morning routines since the 7th century, with a growing presence in cultural practices. The popularity of Matcha tea in the East led to its integration in various long-standing rituals and celebrations, and sometimes - as with the Japanese tea ceremony - even took centre stage.

The five questions a farmer asks when buying a Christmas turkey…

Authored by Danielle Camp
Posted: Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:31pm

Trust a farmer to know what’s best when choosing your festive feast

To find out more about the welfare and the flavour of your festive bird, there are five key questions you should ask, says Devon farmer Anna Bury. Anna, whose family runs the hugely-successful Eversfield Organic, sells hundreds of top-quality turkeys online every Christmas.

Local chef, Michael Caines, unveiled as the latest tenant at new development on Exmouth Waterfront

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/28/2018 - 8:30am

Award-winning local chef, Michael Caines, has been revealed by Exeter-based developer Grenadier as the latest tenant to join the new scheme on Exmouth waterfront.

One of the UK’s most celebrated and acclaimed chefs, Michael Caines - who grew up in Exeter -will be opening a restaurant with a bar and café area on the Exmouth waterfront with a brand-new food and drink offering for visitors.

Chiefs stars launch Cookie Club Cookbook

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/22/2018 - 3:11pm

The Cookie Club Cookbook lifts the lid on one of the most prestigious and exclusive baking clubs in world rugby and its proceeds will raise funds, as well as scrumptious bakes, for local charities the Exeter Chiefs Foundation and Devon Air Ambulance.

The group, open to Exeter rugby players by invitation only, meets regularly through the season to test out favourite treats and perfect their culinary craft. Players take it in turns to prepare cakes and bakes to surprise and delight fellow Cookie Club members.

Food Glorious Food... and even more on the menu to tempt your palate at Devon County Show 2019

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:10pm

Food lovers all over the county will welcome the news that Devon County Show is to increase its food offering to make it an even more mouth-watering experience for 2019.

Aside from the ever popular Food & Drink Pavilion dedicated to West Country food producers, there will be a new Food Walk at show which will be open to national and international food producers.  This will be located on Avenue B, alongside the Taste of the West.

Darts Farm celebrates 25 years

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:15am

The West Country's leading artisan producers recently joined Darts Farm for their special Harvest Supper.  The evening saw the start of the 25 years' celebrations of this nationally award-winning family business, run by the three Dart brothers - Michael, James and Paul. 

Double silver for Otter

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Wed, 10/31/2018 - 1:39pm

Blackcurrant jam and orange marmalade made at Otter Garden Centres have scooped silver in the Producers category at the recent Food Drink Devon Awards.

The preserves are made in the kitchens at the garden centre in Ottery St Mary by Liz Lee and her team using traditional methods with a high fruit ratio.

Liz has built up quite a following with regular customers, who sometimes call ahead to make sure their favourite flavours are in stock.

Tim Kendall wins 2018 South West Chef of the Year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/26/2018 - 4:08pm

The winner of this year’s South West Chef of the Year competition has now been announced at a special awards ceremony at Exeter Golf and Country Club. Each finalist has faced their biggest challenge to date by cooking their menu for some of the South West’s most notorious chef judges at Exeter College.