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source_2016_logojpgLast year The Source trade show was the biggest and busiest ever, with 10% more exhibitors and an overall 25% increase in visitor numbers.  In the words of one visitor, it was “the best show to date!”.  It looks like the 2016 show is going to be even bigger as stand sales are up on last year with 60% of the space already sold, and the show isn’t until February!
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The 2015 Great Cornish Food Festival

great_cornish_food_festival_2015Cornwall is gearing up for another moment in the spotlight as the dates are announced for the biggest annual celebration of the county's storming food and drink scene. The Great Cornish Food Festival is the largest event anywhere dedicated 100% to Cornish food and drink and it will take place this year from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September.
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boom_okemoorTwo of Devon's most celebrated, artisan food producers have joined forces to create a new range of fiery gourmet pies.  Available in the delicious Boom flavours Tarka Masala and Lady Naga, these novel pies are bursting with carefully blended spices guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling. A contemporary take on two traditional favourites, Okemoor along with curry specialists, Boom Kitchen have created the perfect marriage between two of the nation's most popular dishes.  Not only are these pies delicious, they have just been awarded the highly commended Taste of the West Gold and Silver awards.
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fdts logo with dates - for printThe third Food & Drink Trade Show took place at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, at the beginning of June. The show was 20% bigger than 2014 with a unique mix of inspirational speciality food & drink products, from a wide range of exhibitors; from the small and regional, to those who trade throughout the UK and internationally.

“For a new exhibitor it was a great introduction to the food and drinks industry, we learnt a lot in a very short period of time. Great show”.
Catherina Rolinson. Lovells Vineyard/Elgar Wines

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BEM for Riverside Restaurant owners

riversideJan and Arthur Watson, co-owners of The Riverside Restaurant in West Bay, Bridport,  were surprised and thrilled to both be awarded a BEM in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the Hospitality Industry in the South West

Taste of the West would like to add their congratulations to these worthy recipients.

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