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  • Best al fresco eateries to book now

    Time to make for the plate outdoors! Book that table for your special six now at one of Devon's best outdoor dining spots.

  • Chef Scott Paton: What’s cooking?

    Our favourite chefs spill all about their work, lives and top tips. Dishing it this week? Scott Paton, head chef at Àclèaf at Plymouth's Boringdon Hall & Spa.

  • Fish Friday: where to stock up on local

    Love a fishy on your dishy? Keep it local and sustainable this Good Friday with Muddy's guide to the region's best catch of fishmongers.

  • Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed

    Whose tripled-cooked chips have got them into the gastropub hall of fame? Roomy pants on, let's tuck in because FIVE of Devon's pubs made the grade.

  • Fancy a sneak peek inside Winslade Manor’s £2m refurb?

    New fine dining and wellbeing destination, ahoy! Could this Grade II listed manor opening on 12 April near Exeter be Devon's answer to Soho House?

  • Try this light but warming spring supper

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

  • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

  • Muddy review: STACC, Ilfracombe

    Did someone say Lemon & Raspberry Meringue Tart and Dulce De Leche Brownie? Ilfracombe's new cafe & patisserie is speaking our language.

  • Muddy reviews: New Coast Kitchen, Croyde

    Bao buns, ahoy! A breath of fresh air on the North Devon food scene, Croyde's New Coast Kitchen is fast gathering a cult following. Here's why.

  • Flipping good: four new pancakes recipes to try

    Had enough of lemon and sugar? Spice things up a bit this Pancake Day with an Iranian cardamom pancake, shredded duck pancake, or vegan version with blueberry compote.

  • Asian-inspired healthy dinners for reboot February

    January didn't quite live up to your healthy living expectations? Cosy food doesn't have to come at the cost of health. Try these tasty plant-based recipes made with warming ginger and miso.

  • Love lockdown! Valentine’s Day takeaways

    Nothing says 'I love you' like an slap-up meal neither of you have had to prepare. Here are 16 of the best takeaways and cooking kits in Devon for your lockdown love-in.

  • The new local Michelin star winners for 2021!

    A new star rises in the north of the county and where else you should be eating in 2021 when we're let out again. Here's who's done us proud in Devon and the West Country.

  • Muddy review: Online cookery with Larks Live

    Muddy ups our culinary game with Larks Live, a fun interactive online cookery school you can join at home. Plus, we have £960 worth of cookery classes to give away!

  • Eat Better Forever, Hugh? Oh, OK then.

    Spent December scoffing mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook and feel the smug glow of a healthy New Year.

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The weather's pulling a blinder this week, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up this bad boy with homemade ketchup (fancy!) from Muddy favourite The Pig group.

  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    Looking to up your cocktail creds during lockdown? We've rifled through Heston Blumenthal’s cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

  • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

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