Food glorious food at the Devon County Show

Tuesday 21st June 2022 9:00 am
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MDA040721A_SP006 Photo: Steve Pope Devon County Show. Flapjackery. Sally Jenkin (©StevePope/Devon and Cornwall Newspapers Ltd )

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Food, glorious food. There’s nothing quite like the Devon County Show for satisfying a food craving.

And plans for the food sections are already in full swing with so many bookings for 2022, they’re full to bursting point.

Devon County Show has always been a champion of small, local producers, who are just starting out, and helping to give them a foot on the ladder.

And this year is no exception.

Can’t resist the taste of a freshly baked, Churro, cinnamon-sugar coated on the outside and soft, warm and spongy on the inside?

Then you will surely welcome Churros El Quijote, purveyors of the finest Spanish Churros. Why not dip them in their gold- standard melted chocolate for some extra indulgence?

Gluten free or Vegan and finding it difficult to source ingredients where you live?

No worries, no longer, because Postal Pantry has arrived! Postal Pantry is a locally based grocery delivery service, dedicated to keeping packaging to a bare minimum and offering delicious and varied food ingredients including a large selection for vegans and those with food intolerances.

Passion for Pesto? Well, who could possibly resist a plate of pasta smothered with locally sourced basil and pine nut infused pesto sauce with a generous helping of freshly grated parmesan on top?

If that’s you then you’re going to love Pesto from Italy, the latest bambino on the block, specialising in Italian produce and planning to steal the show at Devon County with their freshly baked focaccia bread liberally sprinkled with sea salt, olive oil and basil, creamy fresh burrata and paninis stacked with Italian cured ham.

Blagdon Wharf Farm in Holsworthy is best known for its fruit and veg.

It’s a working farm where most of the produce, where possible, is grown on site.

Proud to be a 0% wastage operation, much of the produce that doesn’t go into veg boxes, goes into the creation of mouth-watering preserves and chutneys including their signature Blagdon Hot Chilli Sauce, a concoction made with the farm’s Carolina Reaper – a species of Capsicums that is so hot, it made into the Guinness World Records at 1.5million Scovilles – the measurement scale for pepperheads that records the spiciness of chillies. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

But it’s not only about small producers.

Whatever your tastebuds can possibly imagine will be fulfilled at Devon County show from the hundreds of food offerings dotted around the showground. Inhale the aroma of sizzling, marinated lamb as it makes its journey from the grill into a warm flat bread, packed with salad, Greek yoghurt and hot sauce to create a mouth-watering souvlaki.

Or, if only a burger will do, the Exmoor Game company will hit the spot with its gorgeous venison burgers, seasoned to perfection and bursting with flavour.

Or you may just opt for a hot jumbo pork sausage with lashings of mustard, ketchup and fried onions. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed. Trust us, we know.

l For more information about the show and to buy tickets, visit www.devoncountyshow.co.uk