Food & Drink

Learn to cook and help save the planet!

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...




Talented new head chef for The Dome

Authored by News Desk

The Dome have recently appointed Dan Weaver as the Head Chef, Dan will be charge of an all new and very talented kitchen brigade, including Lee Eccles, the Sous Chef.

Dan has previously been the Head Chef at The Mission and The Dock, both in Plymouth, and so brings a successful record with him to The Dome where he has already introduced a brand-new menu and is overseeing some really...

Watch Your Waste - Research reveals over half of Plymouth households waste over £100 worth of food each year

Authored by plymouthdailynews

Grocery prices may recently have risen at their fastest rate in four years,[1] but over half of Plymouth households continue to spend money on food they don’t use. This is according to the latest research from furniture fittings specialist Häfele.

While recent headlines have highlighted the big-name supermarkets’ efforts to combat unnecessary waste, Häfele’s poll of over 2000...

Royal William Yard Good Food Market returns

Authored by Mary

The award-winning Good Food Market held in Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard, is back for 2018 starting on Sunday February 4 - just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The much loved market, which is now a regular destination for South West ‘foodies’, will offer a host of local food and drink suppliers and producers running along the centre of the Yard through Main Street. Local produce...

Food Drink Devon 2018 Awards Launched

Authored by kath@raw

Following 2017's record-breaking year, entries are now open for the prestigious Food & Drink Devon Awards 2018. These gold standard awards celebrate the very best Devon has to offer by recognising the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan food and drink producers and establishments.

The awards, currently in their eighth year, continue to grow with 2017...

2018 - The year of Warrens Bakery and the Cornish pasty renaissance

Authored by Danielle Camp

With Warrens Bakery's arrival in London comes the news that Cornish pasties are having a renaissance. According to Olive magazine's 2018 trend report, which has just appeared in print, this long-time favourite is one to watch this year.

Officially recognised as the World’s oldest Cornish pasty maker, and one of the UK’s top three British craft bakeries, Warrens Bakery is...

Grow, Share, Prepare to kick-start food careers in Plymouth

Authored by Tamar Grow Local

Tamar Grow Local are looking for volunteers in Plymouth interested in a future career in the food industry.

Grow, Share, Prepare is a project where jobseekers will gain a wide-range of skills working with different businesses, restaurants and chefs in Plymouth and play a key role in helping to develop a market-ready prepared meal made from seasonal local produce. The ‘ready-meal’ will...

Cornwall’s oldest bakery rolls out a leaner start to 2018

Authored by Danielle Camp

As the nation grumbles back to work after a season of office parties, over-indulgence and family get togethers, many of us are looking to make some lighter choices to assist these healthy new year resolutions.

The brand new Good Taste Range of bakes at Warrens Bakery arrives to offer an appetising change from the usual slimmed down ranges. An easy and filling hot lunch break option,...

New Devon Cook Book celebrating county's food and drink launches

Authored by kath@raw

Launched just in time for Christmas, the new Devon Cook Book offers a mouth-watering celebration of the county’s truly bountiful food and drink scene. Produced by Meze Publishing, and created in collaboration with Food & Drink Devon, it showcases the fantastic culinary community which calls Devon home and features over 40 regionally-sourced recipes. Priced at just £14.95, and available to...

Let’s talk Christmas turkey!

Authored by News Desk

Before you gobble up Turkey with all the trimmings for Christmas, you might want to take note of a new campaign to make sure you don’t end up getting food poisoning.

Plymouth City Council is working with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to offer tips on how you can safely prepare turkey at home, as the Christmas lunch of choice for around two thirds of UK households.

From buying...

St Austell Brewery's Big Job crowned best bottled beer in Britain

Authored by News Desk

Big Job from St Austell Brewery has been crowned the Champion Bottled Beer of Britain in CAMRA’s prestigious annual award which recognises the best bottle-conditioned real ale in the country.

Big Job is a big beer. At 7.2% ABV it is powerfully hoppy with both citra and centennial hops, and is jammed full of Cornish barley. With a smooth, citrus fruit taste and a hoppy, lemon smell, it...