So here it is

Merry Christmas! Everybody having fun? Good. Then let’s begin. This is where my Devon A-Z challenge comes to an end. You will remember that I had managed to find at least one food or drink producer, or a cafe, a restaurant, a burger bar or a mobile food van, for every single letter of the…

This could be Rotterdam, or anywhere

It’s not though. It’s Devon, in the beautiful south of the country. I hardly need to remind you that I have had a bit of a “thing” recently for local stuff. You are, by now, perfectly entitled to tell me to go and stick my “isn’t Devon brilliant” musings where the gorgeous Devonian sun (sorry,…

Award winners

I promised you all that you would soon know the conclusion to my Devon A-Z challenge. But before we get to that, I wanted to spend a few moments looking back at another aspect of Devon’s food and drink scene. You may remember that our local deli is an award-winner, picking up the Food and Drink…

A is for apple

B is for blueberry. C is for biscuit. Hang on, that’s not quite right. Let me try again. C is for houmous. Fudge? How about coffee? Okay, C is for coffee. D is for coffee. No, we’ve had that one. Ice cream? Beer! D is for beer. What, you may ask with mild exasperation and…

Bitesized: The Sugar Mill

It is fact readily acknowledged that I have spent a lot of time recently doing DIY. This has led to me spending an inordinate amount of time in DIY shops and today’s tale begins when I visited our local B&Q (other DIY stores are available and are, I am sure, just as successful at separating you from your money;…

Back with a bang

Running Buffet has been away. We have been busy moving house, decorating and we even managed to get away for a holiday (but more on that in the next post). But now I am back with a bang. Or, rather, a boom. Curries and Devon go together like, well, like two things that you wouldn’t otherwise…

Ashburton Food & Drink Festival

A year ago, the Ashburton Food and Drink Festival kick-started my Devon A-Z challenge, giving me over 50 different local food and drink producers almost literally on my doorstop. A year on and the festival was back in town again. A lot has changed in a year: my awareness of the Devon food and drink…