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pork_heaven_champion_2014The passion and success of the South West food and drink industry was clear for all to see at the Taste of the West Awards’ Ceremony on Monday 29th September.  The ceremony took place at one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres At-Bristol, and saw family run company Pork Heaven from Devon winning the coveted Champion Product title for their Butcher’s Classic Pork Sausages.

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An Autumn Forage in Cornwall

an autumn forageCoastal Walking with Pitstops - walk coast to coast, 15 & 16 October
Join Caroline Davey from Fat Hen Wild Food Cookery School and Gurnard’s Head host, Charles Inkin, for a two-day guided foraging walk of the Penwith Peninsula. The walk covers both north and south coasts between The Old Coastguard and The Gurnard’s Head. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and stunning wildlife, whilst learning about the diverse edible plant life of the Cornish coast.
Click here to download more information.
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selectfoodIf you're a food producer, restaurant, farm shop or deli - make sure you attend one of our seminars in September/October to ensure you are complying with the new food labelling regulations that come into force this December.

We have organised seminars with nutritional food regulation advisors selectfood, and with the support of NatWest we can offer seminars in Bristol, Taunton, Exeter and Truro to both members and non-members of Taste of the West.

Click here to find out more about the seminars (Agenda for Seminar 1 / Agenda for Seminar 2).
The booking form can be downloaded here.


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406477_num996594_600x600Award-winning, artisan soup producer Tideford Organics has called on world renowned chefs Aldo Zilli, Mark Hix and Mitch Tonks to create three divine new soups.  Launching exclusively in Selfridges, London during the Soil Association's Organic September, Tideford Organics' delicious organic and gluten free 'celebrity chefs' soup range is guaranteed to create quite a stir.

The exciting three new flavours are Mitch Tonks' Smoked Haddock Chowder with Organic Leeks and Peas, Mark Hix's Celeriac and Apple soup and Aldo Zilli's Tuscan Bean soup.   

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penguingroup1000-680x350Award winning chocolatier Lick the Spoon has launched its Wholesale Christmas Chocolates Range for 2014. New chocolates for Christmas 2014 include a Christmas Chocolates selection in a foil blocked gift box, a new Peanut Caramel Chocolate Salami, and Apricots in an Armagnac ganache. The wholesale Christmas chocolates range also sees the return of the now famous Chocolate Snowglobes with the addition of a presentation box to assist retail displays.

"We love making the Penguin and Robin snowglobes, each one is hand decorated and unique. We have added a clear presentation box this year allowing retailers to stack them for a really eye-catching Christmas display." explained Lick the Spoon’s Creative Director Diana Short
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