Food & Drink

Devon residents urged to waste less food

The UK’s first Food Waste Action Week 2021 (1-7 March) is set to highlight the link between food waste and climate change.

And Devon residents can find practical tips and advice on how to reduce food waste and take part in a food waste challenge via Recycle Devon's social media feeds...




6 ways to get more protein in your diet

It's not just fitness fanatics who need plenty of protein in their diets. Protein is one of the essential building blocks of the human body, used for much more than simply sculpting a six pack. But what exactly are the benefits of protein, and why should you be adding more to your diet?

First and foremost, protein is the miracle healer, and it is this healing ability which makes it...

People in South West England using cookery to help them through lockdown as charity’s healthy eating challenge begins

Leading UK charity Diabetes UK is encouraging people to try more healthy, homemade meals after a survey revealed that cooking is one of the most popular lockdown activities in the South West of England.

New research commissioned by the charity shed light on people’s eating habits throughout the pandemic, as well as finding out what things they are doing to help their mental wellbeing...

Whisky Gift Set Review: The Whisky Club

If you’re planning to turn your special someone into a fervent whisky imbiber, I tell you what: There is no better way than by letting her taste different styles of single malt packaged in elegantly presented whisky gift sets. These beautiful gift sets will not only let her explore a variety of whisky brands but also provide her with everything she needs to make her first whisky experience...

Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 Awards

Entries are now open for the prestigious 2021 Food Drink Devon Awards. The gold standard industry awards, which celebrate Devon’s finest food and drink, recognise the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan producers and establishments. The esteemed awards are open for entry until Friday 30th April 2021 and are open to both members of Food Drink Devon and non-members....

Azu Spirit

Devon spirit tasting company launches with local twist

A new whisky and gin tasting company has launched in Devon, shining the spotlight on the region’s finest drinks and distilleries.

Based in Exeter, Azu Spirits is a premium spirits tasting brand, delivering a blind tasting experience straight to customers’ doors.

The company’s local gin tasting box features selected gins from Atlantic Distillery, Conker, Curio, Papillon,...


British Trifle is making a comeback

New YouGov research commissioned by Del Monte®, the UK’s number one canned fruit brand*, has revealed we’re craving the comforts of ‘retro’ Christmas food, after nearly nine months of Covid-19 restrictions and with millions in other regions facing Christmas in Tier-4.

More than half (56%) would consider making, eating or serving ‘retro’ dishes from their childhood this festive period...

Call for Plymouth foodies to Eat Out to Help Out those in need 

A Plymouth-based restaurant is raising money to help relieve financial hardship of those working in the UK hospitality sector by asking guests to add a voluntary one pound to their bill.

The initiative has been put in place by the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, which is located on the top floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Armada Way, and will run through December...

Dartmoor Farmers

Dartmoor farmers launch new range of pies

A new pie range which showcases local ingredients has been launched by Dartmoor Farmers Association - and it comes just in time for those seeking an alternative Christmas dinner. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales assisted with the establishment of Dartmoor Farmers Association (DFA) and together with the Duchy of Cornwall, continues to support the Association. Dartmoor National Park...

Marco Pierre White’s Plymouth Restaurant Now Open For Christmas

While there remains a lot of uncertainty across the hospitality sector, the government’s announcement that restaurants in tiers one and two will be allowed to continue to trade has been received as a positive by many within the sector, including the team at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Plymouth.

They are now calling on guests who are looking to dine out in the...

Coffee and cheese are the perfect pairing say two award winning Devon companies

Coffee and cheese are proving the perfect match for two Devon companies that have combined to bring a whole world of alternate pairings to the table following their two star accolades at the Great Taste Awards.

Blue Goose Coffee and South West Dairy Sharpham Cheese have teamed up with their award winning products to show that a cup of coffee and a well-curated cheese board are as...