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  • Trencherman’s Guide 2015 launched

    The Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe, Wliltshire
    The 23rd edition of The Trencherman’s Guide has been launched at an indulgent lunch at The Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe, Wiltshire
  • Tapas by the Sea Side at St Moritz Hotel

    Sea Side at St Moritz Hotel, Polzeath, Cornwall
    Chef Jamie Porter has enjoyed two successful years creating his brilliantly executed dining menus at north Cornwall’s St Moritz Hotel
  • Insider reviews: Lewtrenchard Manor

    Lewtrenchard Manor near Okehampton in Devon
    Catherine Jones found a slice of history served with lashings of home comfort at Lewtrenchard Manor, near Lewdown in Devon
  • Inside out

    The Coach House By Michael Caines at Kentisbury Grange
    April’s insider’s foodie finds for your hit list – see where the Food team’s been hanging out this month
  • Back to the butcher

    Etheringtons National Butchers Week
    ‘Butcher is best’ is the refrain of National Butchers’ Week (Mar 23-29), and it’s a philosophy we’re happy to get behind.
  • South West spring food festivals

    Exeter Food Festival
    We’ve picked out some of the best South West spring food festivals for you to visit – from Bristol to Porthleven
  • Ask Barbora: cookery skills Q&A

    Barbora Stiess of The Devilled Egg Kitchen Academy
    We’ve teamed up with The Devilled Egg Kitchen Academy tutor Barbora Stiess to solve all of your cooking conundrums
  • Insider reviews: Wild about game at the Centurion

    Centurion Restaurant wild about game evening
    Wild game, beer, and coffee in one sitting? Sounds like the perfect combination for a foodie Friday night out at the Centurion
  • Warm treacle tart

    warm treacle tart Outlaws
    ‘We serve these tarts with a caramelised banana ice cream and rum syrup,’ says Tom Brown, head chef of Outlaw’s
  • Loin of lamb with wild garlic and morels

    Loin of lamb, pea puree, wild garlic, braised lettuce and morels
    Head chef from The Olive Tree Chris Cleghorn has chosen morels and wild garlic to bring a spot-on seasonal touch to this lamb dish.
  • Win a ticket to the 2015 Exeter Food Festival

    2015 Exeter Food Festival
    We have eight tickets to give away to Devon’s foodie event of the year – the 12th annual Exeter Food Festival, this April 24-26
  • Spotlight on The Square

    The Square restaurant in Porthleven, near Helston, Cornwall
    With the sale of their award-winning pub The Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe, the owners are now focussing on The Square at Porthleven
  • Sourdough secrets

    Combe House Hotel Hadleigh Barrett sourdough istockphoto
    Hadleigh Barrett, head chef at Combe House Hotel in Devon, spills the beans on his secret to the perfect sourdough
  • Chop like a boss

    Chefs knife on a white background
    Food writer Laura Tucker is spending this week sharpening her cooking skills at Ashburton Cookery School. Read her daily updates here
  • Vanilla thrilla

    Vanilla Little Pod
    It’s the store cupboard staple we take for granted, but if you ditch the essence and opt for the real thing, you’ll fall in love all over again
  • The rise of the micro-fest

    Rise of the micro-fests
    Kicking off, and pioneering the micro-fest on the south coast is the Budleigh Buy Local Food & Drink Festival from March 13-15
  • From cook to chef in six months

    Ashburton Chefs Academy
    Ready for a career change, from cook to chef? While passion can’t be taught, the skills it takes to turn that passion into a career can
  • Street smarts

    Rick Stein Cookery School
    There’s more of offer at Rick Stein’s Padstow Seafood School than its renowned fish courses – as food’s Gemma Chilton discovered
  • Meet Rob Murray, head chef at Moorland Garden Hotel

    Rob Murray Moorland Garden Hotel
    The Moorland Garden Hotel’s new head chef has worked at a number of leading Devon restaurants including The Dart Marina
  • Michael Caines gets his Kentisbury dream team

    The Coach House by Michael Caines at Kentisbury Grange
    After a few false starts, the stars have fully aligned for Michael Caines at The Coach House Restaurant at Kentisbury Grange
  • Rick Stein to open Newquay restaurant

    Jack Stein, Jill Stein, Charlie Stein, Rick Stein and Edward Stein
    Rick Stein has announced plans to open a new restaurant at Fistral in Newquay, Cornwall, due to open this spring
  • American style pancakes

    American pancakes
    Serve Richard Davies’ thick American-style pancakes in a stack topped with caramelised banana
  • The Insider: Adam Warne of Warne’s Bar and Restaurant

    Adam Warne of Warnes Restaurant in Wadebridge
    When you want to learn about the highs and lows of chef life, who better to speak to than an industry insider like Adam Warne?
  • Falling for oysters at St Moritz Hotel

    Oysters at St Moritz Hotel, photography by David Griffen
    Jamie Porter, head chef of St Moritz Hotel, talks to Food about why he thinks oysters are one of Cornwall’s finest ingredients
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