Food & Drink

Learn to cook and help save the planet!

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council is running a series of free six-week cookery courses to teach residents to cook a range of basic meals while covering the top tips that help reduce food waste at home.

Eight ‘DIY Dinner’ courses will take place in towns across the county during January and February in another example of the council’s commitment to help communities reduce food waste and carbon...

Devon pubs are giving away free drinks this January

Authored by Mary

Pubs across Devon are helping to cheer up the region this January by giving away free drinks.

Across the country, more than 1,000 pubs are giving us an excuse to visit our local in the New Year as part of a ‘Cheer Up January’ campaign.

Whether you fancy a pint, a gin and tonic, or if you’re doing Dry January, a non-alcoholic beer or soft drink, you can take up the offer in a...

Roast-code Lottery Revealed: The cities paying 125% more for a Sunday Roast

Authored by Mary

Diners in certain parts of the country are paying up to 125% more for a Sunday roast, according to new research into the cost of the cheapest meat roast available at popular UK pub chains.

The study from leading savings site, VoucherCodes.co.uk, looked at the cost of a Sunday roast in almost 70 pubs within major chains Harvester, J D Wetherspoons and Greene King. Analysing a number of...

Countdown is on for Cosy Club Plymouth opening

Authored by Mary

Cosy Club has announced it will be opening its doors on Tuesday 22nd October in The Barcode at Drake Circus, becoming the latest addition to the food and drink scene in Plymouth and creating 40 jobs for local people.

Cosy Club will celebrate the joys of relaxed dining, drinking and lounging in a fabulous, welcoming setting: think aristocratic abundance with a dash of local village...

Three essentials when opening a restaurant in the "Up and Comer" in the UK tourism scene – Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

If you’re looking for an exciting place to set up shop and open a restaurant, you may want to consider the city of Plymouth , which is being billed by many as an “up and comer” in the UK tourism scene. This port city in Devon is typically thought of in terms of its rich maritime history. Today, its cobbled streets, stunning waterfront, a lively fish market and marinas, and lovely architecture...

7 famous dishes of Japanese cuisine

Authored by Mike Page

Japan is one of the most culturally rich countries on the planet. For many people in the West, the assimilation of Japanese cuisine and certain unique delicacies has resulted in an immediate frenzy, where some are flying for miles just to get a taste of some of the best Washoku on the market.

Japanese food varies substantially based on the method of preparation, which means that you...

Plympton Co-Op store first in UK to get new ‘& Coffee’ concept

Authored by Mary

Excitement is brewing at the Co-op in Plympton, as it prepares to become the first store in the country to welcome a new concept coffee shop.

The new shop at the Ridgeway store will be officially opened at 11.00 on Friday (30 August), and will be the first to boast the Co-op’s new ‘& Coffee’ banner.

Using responsibly-sourced ingredients from local suppliers alongside...

Food Drink Devon 2019 Awards finalists announced

Authored by News Desk

With just over a month until the prestigious Food Drink Devon Awards’, the finalists, which include many of the county’s most respected and influential artisan food and drink producers, have been revealed.

Since entries closed in April, the esteemed panel of judges and industry experts have tasted and scored over 250 products from a staggering 67 producers, visited 70 hospitality...

Bin it Britain: Nation loses £9.7 billion per year throwoing away unused food

Authored by News Desk

The average UK household estimates they throw away £6.84 of unused food each week, equating to £355.68 worth of food every year and a staggering £9.7billion across the country, according to new research.

The study by leading savings site VoucherCodes.co.uk reveals that a third of Brits (33%) do a ‘big’ shop once a week – costing £53.01 per household on average – and 56% also top up...

South West Chef of the Year 2019 opens for entries

Authored by Mary

Celebrating culinary talent from across the West Country, the 2019 South West Chef of the Year competition is now open for entries. The prestigious culinary contest is in its 16th year and showcases excellence in the South West’s hospitality industry and among amateur cooks too, awarding the very best talent in five different categories.

The five categories for the competition are:...