A foodie guide to what's hot in Devon

Author: Helen

Bula bowls back into town

Bula bowls back into town

When we started making ice-cream in Dartmouth about 20 years ago there were many similar 20/30-somethings starting up new businesses and a vibrant food scene existed in town. Over the years this has waxed and waned but now the town is definitely on the up […]

Back in business

Back in business

As many of us are probably a bit fed up with our own cooking (there is a limit to what you can do with a tin of tomatoes or how many times you can serve an omelette up for tea – unless you’re in Gwen’s […]

Culinary Lockdown Lessons

Culinary Lockdown Lessons

So, here we are, 12 weeks after the Government gave us permission to Stay at Home! Most of the things we took for granted: the freedom to go anywhere, buy anything and see anyone were suspended. The pubs, cafes and restaurants closed, the streets were […]

Wine in a day

Wine in a day

While I feel that I know a fair bit about food (well, routinely coming second in the Annual Food Festival Quiz has to count for something right?), I am the first to admit that my knowledge of wine is severely lacking. Enter Sara Bangert from […]

Easy as pie

Easy as pie

It struck me last week when I went to an uncle’s funeral back in Wales that outside of this splendid country you very rarely see a corned beef pie! Yet at every family gathering in my childhood – birthday, wedding or wake – you would […]

Seville Orange Tart

Seville Orange Tart

I love the knobbly, gnarled Seville oranges that appear in the shops round about now. Usually destined for marmalade I thought I’d do something different with this batch. Seville Orange Tart – Ingredients For the pastry 175g plain flour 25g icing sugar 85g cold butter […]

Playtime at Purnell’s

Playtime at Purnell’s

What do you buy for the mother-in-law who has everything (including a new kitten) for Christmas? Well, if you’re a selfish pair of buggers like us the answer is a meal for three in a swanky Michelin starred restaurant. I’ve been a fan of Glynn […]

January Blow-out

January Blow-out

I know for some people the New Year means giving stuff up and going on a detox and in theory that sounds like such a good idea. It’s just that there always seems to be somewhere new to go and eat! And in January I […]

LET THEM EAT CAKE

LET THEM EAT CAKE

While I can’t say that I have fully embraced Veganuary, we have certainly eaten less red meat this month – I’ve even forgone my weekly bacon sandwich whilst listening to The Archers Omnibus. My experiments with meat substitutes haven’t gone extremely well – to be […]

What month is it again?

What month is it again?

Pope Gregory X111 would probably be turning in his grave. Gone are the well known months of the year – we now have Januhairy (you need to watch Gavin and Stacey to get this one), Ginuary (my particular favourite), Februdairy (a campaign to celebrate dairy […]