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Honeybuns – second delicious cookbook

FANS of Honeybuns, the gluten-free bakery at Holwell near Sherborne, have been waiting several years for the follow-up to founder Emma Goss-Custard’s first cookbook – but it’s been worth the wait. Emma made her name with her delicious and original Honeybuns cakes, bakes and bars, all gluten-free, free of chemicals and additive, many free of…

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Flours of the world

FOOD writer Christine McFadden is giving a talk about flours of the world – the subject of her latest book – on Friday 23rd November, at 6.30pm, at the Alembic Canteen at the Literary and Scientific Institute in Bridport. The chef will be serving dishes using recipes from Christine’s book Flour (see more on this…

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Tiny family farm wins World Cheese Award

AN aged Gouda cheese, Fanaost, made by the tiny Norwegian cheesemaker, Ostegården, was named World Champion Cheese at the 31st World Cheese Awards in Bergen, Norway. Produced from a herd of just 12 cows on a farm less than 20km from Bergen, this genuinely artisan cheese rose to the top among a record breaking 3,472…

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Bird & Wild coffee wins sustainability award

A COFFEE company, founded in Parkstone, Dorset, in 2006, has won an award for its partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Bird & Wild was awarded the Blue Patch’s Global Impact Award for British businesses that work with international communities, creating ethical partnerships with good supply chain management. Guy Wilmot, chief…

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A very big cheese

A CHEESE competition that began 30 years ago with a cheese expert in North Dorset is now the world’s leading cheese event and this year, for the first time, takes place at Bergen in Norway, on Friday 2nd November, as part of the country’s new Matnasjonen Norge festival. World Cheese Awards 2018, run by the…

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Jay’s Ten Commandments

THE award-winning and witty food writer, broadcaster and restaurant critic Jay Rayner is coming to the Strode Theatre at Street on Thursday 1st November at 7.30pm with his solo show, The Ten Commandments. The original Ten Commandments had little to say about the complex business of how and what we eat, so Jay Rayner, the…

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Hanlons Brewery and Otter Vale Products win best in Devon

HANLONS Brewery, based at Newton St Cyres, and Otter Vale Products, makers of chutneys and preserves Collumpton, took the top titles in the 2018 Food Drink Devon Awards at the Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club. In the prestigious Taste of Devon Producer Awards, the coveted Best Producer award went to Hanlons Brewery, while Otter…

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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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