Producing the Goods

Lyme Bay Winery’s Lugger rum named regional champion

LYME Bay Winery’s new Jack Ratt Lugger Rum took the championship in the drinks category at the 2018 Taste of the Waste Awards and has also secured a national listing with Waitrose supermarkets. Making waves with its complex spicy flavour, distinctive bottle shape and eye-catching label, Devon’s first spiced rum was recognised by the Taste…

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Picklies – a deli spin on quail eggs

PICKLIES, launched at the 2018 Speciality and Fine Food Fair in London, is a new range of six different flavours of pickled quail eggs from The Pickling Shed in North Cadbury, produced by Dan and Briony Wood, of The Traditional Free Range Egg Company, from their award-winning Foraging Free free range quail eggs, laid by…

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The art of the kitchen garden

SCULPTURE by the Lakes is a uniquely beautiful sculpture park, set around lakes alongside the river Frome through Tincleton near Dorchester. Home to sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife Monique, it is a perfect setting for Simon’s large sculptures, but with the opening shortly of the Barn Gallery, and a winter programme of talks and…

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Pig tales at Eastbrook Farm

HELEN Browning is a pioneering organic farmer, chief executive of the Soil Association, and now author – her book Pig: Tales From An Organic Farm will be launched at an all-day party at Eastbrook Farm, Bishopstone, near Swindon, on 22nd September, from 11am to 11pm. Helen will share some of her writing on organic farming,…

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Pipers Farm pork wins the South West Golden Fork

A DEVON farm won the South West Golden Fork in the Great Taste Awards, announced at the Golden Fork dinner at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel on 2nd September. The Great Taste Awards recognise the very best in food and drink, and are now regarded the world’s most coveted food awards. The top regional award…

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This Land – a story of tradition, terroir and taste

THE multi-award winning Devon-based cheesemaker Quicke’s is publishing the first edition of a new journal called This Land, a tribute to Britain’s ancient rural landscape and traditions, from the people to the pastures. With contributions from Mary Quicke, whose family has farmed at Home Farm near Crediton for 14 generations, and friends, chefs, food writers…

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Tastes of Exmoor and Somerset

SOMERSET may be best known as the home of cider and Cheddar cheese but there is much more on offer for food lovers everywhere, from Exmoor lamb to exotic ice-cream, whose products are being championed by the Exmoor and Somerset tourism group. The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company at The Cliffs, Cheddar, is one of the…

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