• Driftwood Spars
    Raising the bar: festive beers
    Beer can get consigned to the bottom of the festive booze hierarchy. Yet seasonal beers are so much more than cans of lager guzzled on a festive night out
  • the alverton
    Hotel review: The Alverton, Truro
    Once a convent for The Order of the Epiphany, today The Alverton is a sanctuary for those who worship at the altar of local produce and contemporary cooking
  • fondant
    Spiced chocolate fondant
    Alan Bird, featured chef at Padstow Christmas Festival, shares his deliciously festive spiced chocolate fondant recipe
  • darts farm
    'Like finding Selfridges in a field'
    This month, the award winning food hall and lifestyle emporium celebrates 25 years of "growing the passion" for the best food and drink in the South West
  • Greenbank
    Win a winter escape to Falmouth
  • Waterside Bistro
    Win a gourmet getaway to Totnes
  • Abbots Court
    Win a gourmet retreat in Dorset
  • Lords of the Manor
    Win a fine dining stay in the Cotswolds


Explore our favourite recipes from the Food Insider’s Guide – we’ve got everything from starters and salads to main dishes and desserts

  • Chestnut mushroom tagliatelle at St Enodoc Hotel in Rock, Cornwall
    Chestnut mushroom tagliatelle with smoked pancetta
  • Chicken with jerusalem artichokes
    Roast chicken breast with jerusalem artichokes
  • Gingerbread caramel brownies
    Gingerbread caramel brownies

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