The idea of this blog is to share ideas for using hand-made pots to serve good food.

Eating with friends and family is one of life’s greatest pleasures. I hope to show how the warmth and character of hand made ceramics can really enhance the pleasure of cooking, serving and eating food.

This blog will include pots from other potters as well as my own and recipes for the food which I enjoy, hoping that you will like it too.

Friday, 19 April 2013

The Source - Food show at Westpoint, Exeter

This week I went to see The Source food show at the Westpoint exhibition centre near Exeter.
It was mainly local food producers, showing off their wares, with various associated companies selling equipment, magazines, packaging and so on.

I went mainly to see Hillside Foods, who were using my pots to display their delicious crackers and chutneys.  The simple display looked professional and inviting.

It was nearly lunchtime when I was there, so the many free samples of sausages, pies and so on were very welcome.  I bought a couple of Tom's Pies which have totally converted me to the idea of pies in general.  Their ham hock and pea is one of my favourites.  They also have some delicious spicy vegetarian options.

The prettiest food - which also tasted good - was some beetroot pickled quail eggs. They are produced by a Dorset company called Little Windsor.   The samples were served with smoked cheese cubes.  Yum!