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  • 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!

  • West Country mocktails

    Half way through Dry January or just looking for something different to drink, why not try one of these Devon and Cornwall mocktails?

  • Veganuary, Devon style

    Do your bit for Veganuary and support local! Order from a vegan milkman, tuck into a plant-based recipe box, and relax in a vegan bubble bath.

  • Support local! Best farm shops near you

    Vowed not to return to the pile-it-high supermarket shop and ignoring your local stores? Keep your promise with our pick of the local farm shops.

  • 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.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

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

  • 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.

  • Eat out! Where to scoff and quaff outdoors this winter

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful but the heated marquee's delightful! Grab your thermals and five of your best pals for outdoor cocktails galore.

  • Fa-la-la! 10 festive cream teas

    Pinkies poised for a Christmas cream tea. Here are 10 of our favourite foodie hangouts where you can nibble on festive fancies in Devon.

  • Hot toddy for outdoor chilling: mulled cider

    Want to spice up your Tier 2 outdoor gathering, madam? Try this mulled winter warmer from the new Devon Cookery School at Pipers Farm.

  • 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. 

  • Cupboard love! 10 festive foodie gifts to send now

    Hungry for hamper ideas? Deliver a taste of Devon to foodie friends with Muddy's edit of the best local chocs, cheese, booze and letterbox gifts.

  • Gin through your letterbox? Sign me up!

    Ker-plonk! That's the sound of Exeter Gin's brand-new tipple-by-post, Letterbox Gin landing on your doormat. And we have a bundle worth £122 to give away!

  • Quarantini time! Espresso vodka martini

    Wakey wakey - it's cocktail hour again! Here's how to rustle up Muddy's favourite rabble-rouser with a local twist.

  • 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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