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Lloyd’s Kitchen, Exeter

Lloyd's Kitchen inside/outside tables

I’ve known about Grazing Kate and her Westcountry food blog for many years. There aren’t many of us around. I’d wanted to meet with GK for a long time and we toed and froed on dates and venues, until we finalised a face-to-face conversation date and agreed on Lloyd's Kitchen as the place to have it. A conversation that…

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Ruby Burgers Exeter

Ruby Burgers

It's a long time in the coming, but I've finally pulled together a review of one of my favourite ‘easy’ dining Exeter independent eateries. Ruby Burger arrived on the scene in early 2013, but for one reason or another I just haven’t got my act together to post my thoughts until now. Exeter has no less than four devoted burger restaurants right now (July 2014) and this compelled me to give them all a comparative visit.…

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Byron Hamburgers Exeter

Byron Hamburgers Frontage

Once again, things have slipped outrageously with my blog posts. It has been a very long time - 10 months in fact - since I posted a review and I’m too embarrassed to say how long it has been since I posted a recipe. I have my excuses. Earning money and paying the mortgage clearly have to take precedence over my crazy love of food. I’m keen to get things moving again and have plans (who doesn’t?) to ramp things up, time permitting. One thing that carries on despite the ebbs and flows of…

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ASK Italian Exeter

ASK Italian Exeter

Things have been very quiet on the blog front for some time. I have been to several wonderful restaurants and cafés over the past 12 months, but I have also been steadily growing my marketing business and that has left me little time to write blog posts. It became a case of 'something has got to give' and, very sadly, my food writing was the 'thing'. That was until just over a week ago, when a very nice lady from a PR agency in London contacted me to ask if I would like to cover an event at Read more …

Lamb Meatball & Egg Tagine

Saveur magazine has been a bit of an inspiration for me recently. I'm on their mailing list and regularly receive suggestions for 'simple' weeknight meals often showcasing unusual, world cuisine. This kefta recipe was on a recent newsletter. Whilst I think it might be bit of a stretch to describe this recipe as 'simple' in terms of weeknight cooking, it is very, very tasty and quite fun to put together on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. I find making meatballs is quite therapeutic. What I love…

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Chorizo & Barley Soup

Warming soup with Emma's Bread

A couple of years ago, I took up a subscription to Saveur magazine, a US food publication that has been running since 1994. I have since let my subscription lapse, but I continue to get their e-newsletters and it keeps me posted on what food trends are happening in the States. Some of their recipes are a little intense with lists of ingredients as long as my arm and methods to match. The ingredients are sometimes a little obscure making it unrealistic for day to day cooking, but they are often…

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