Food & Drink

The Riverford Field Kitchen restaurant has used lockdown two to cook 250 meals a week for local community food charities

Authored by Mary

Organic restaurant The Riverford Field Kitchen has turned its kitchen into a community resource to serve 250 meals a week from surplus organic produce for local people in need.

Buckfastleigh-based organic veg box company Riverford has been supplying surplus veg to their long-term charity partners FoodCycle and Food in Community for years, both of which have seen demand surge since...

Good game

Good Game Wins Gold Award and Best in Category in Taste of the West Awards

Authored by Mary

Taste of the West, the South West’s prestigious food, drink and hospitality awards, announced earlier this year their winners for 2020. Good Game was awarded five gold awards for their Organic Culatello, Organic Lomo, Organic Coppa, Salami and Pepperoni. They have also now been awarded Champion Product winners for their Game Salami, after first winning this in 2019 for their Tuscan style...

Marco Pierre White reveals Secrets of the Stove

Authored by News Desk

The UK’s best known chef, who has one of his restaurants in Plymouth, is one of the main draws of a brand new BBC e-learning service that offers never before access to the minds of some of the world’s greatest creative talents.

Fans of Marco Pierre White, whose restaurant is located at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Armada Way, can now enjoy over 30 online lessons where he reveals some of...

Michael Caines

Michael Caines to open beach bar and restaurant in Exmouth

Authored by Mary

Michael Caines has unveiled plans to open Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant alongside Sylvain Peltier and Michael’s Café Patisserie Glacerie as part of the Exmouth seafront regeneration project. With sweeping views across the coastline, the launch will be a landmark opening for the Michael Caines Collection as they open a casual bar complete with resident weekend DJs, first floor destination...

Food Drink Devon

Devon's finest honoured at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards

Authored by kath@raw

Devon’s world-class food and drink scene was celebrated at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards on Thursday 12th November. The county’s finest food and drink producers, hospitality businesses and speciality retailers were recognised at Food Drink Devon’s first ever virtual awards which were announced online by Devon food and drink champion Kerry White and board member Tom Chartres-Moore of...

Local brewery serves up a three impressive industry awards

Authored by News Desk

Powderkeg’s ‘Speak Easy’ flagship session pale ale has been awarded the coveted three-star Great Taste Award for 2020 . This award complements other recent national awards including the UK’s Best Premium Lager award from the Society of Independent Brewers for the brewery’s hoppy pilsner, ‘Cut Loose’. The World Beer Award for the UK’s Best Low Alcohol Pale Ale was awarded to the brewery’s ‘...

New location for renowned local winery

Authored by Mary

It might only be a couple of miles as the crow flies, but news that one of the country’s best known wineries is moving from one side of a river to another is one of the biggest stories British viticulture has seen in years.

After nearly 40 years making wine at the Sharpham Estate on the west bank of the River Dart, the multi-award-winning Sharpham Winery is relocating to the east...

2020 Food Drink Devon Awards

Food Drink Devon Launch Alternative Awards Scheme 2020

Authored by Mary

One of the UK’s biggest county competitions celebrating local food and drink has been forced to undergo changes this year for obvious reasons - but in the fertile and highly productive county of Devon, it remains the case that “the show must go on”.

The county’s producers, hospitality and catering businesses and speciality retailers have now been given the deadline of the end of this...

Eat Out To Help Out Resounding Success For Plymouth’s Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Authored by Mary

Following on from the hugely popular Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) scheme, a Plymouth-based restaurant is hoping people will continue to dine out having seen the measures put in place to look after their safety.

The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, which is located on the top floor of the Crown Plaza Hotel on Armada Way, is now looking forward to a positive Autumn on the...

What are the benefits of using online butchers?

Authored by Mike Page

Many of our favourite home cooked meals centre around meat, whether it’s a traditional roast dinner, a summer barbecue or a full English breakfast. With meat being such a key part of our diets, it’s so important to make sure the produce we’re consuming is nutritious and of a high quality – not to mention delicious.

For ease and speed, most of us simply purchase meat from the local...