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Manna from Devon Cooking School

Going up to the smoke (not up in smoke....)

August 4, 2017, 7:28 pm

Much as we love our base by the beautiful river Dart, it’s always good to get out and about and meet some new faces, especially when it comes to cooking. So it was in July we headed up to west London to talk about wood fired cooking with some members… Read more »

That's not rice and bits; that's a wood fired paella

July 21, 2017, 4:13 pm

We love paella – it really reminds us of our trips to the Alpujarras in southern Spain where we’ll undoubtedly cook it outdoors in the olive groves over fire with the group we’ve taken. One of the many things we love about our foodie trips to Spain is the sheer… Read more »

Morso Morsels

July 13, 2017, 6:05 pm

Last week we were invited to Hearth & Cook in Exeter as they had invited their customers to see the Morso wood fired ovens in action with us cooking on them. As brand ambassadors for the range, we're delighted to cook and help out whenever we can so we got… Read more »

Woodfired Cherry, Chocolate and Orange Tart

June 2, 2017, 3:41 pm

Last week we were in Rome and couldn’t resist buying some cherries off a street vendor before heading home. We don’t get a lot of cherries in Devon so they are a bit of a rare treat for us. We’ve brought them back from the South of France in the… Read more »

Celebrating Real Bread Week

May 10, 2017, 11:30 am

Anyone who has ever been here to the cooking school will know just how much we love bread making or should that be making Real Bread??   It’s something young and old can get stuck into and you can create a miraculous range of fabulous breads from the most basic… Read more »

Hot Cross Bun Heaven

April 13, 2017, 7:08 pm

We love breadmaking as you've probably guessed and this week we've been hot cross bun-ing as it's the Easter weekend. We made some gorgeous off piste ones with chocolate, orange and Cointreau and another batch with pistachio and lemon but sometimes you've just got to stick with the classics which… Read more »

Woodfired Chicken Pie - We Love National Pie Week

March 9, 2017, 3:51 pm

It's National Pie Week, when we celebrate the deliciousness of pies of every kind. Are you a proponent of the pork pie, an adherent of apple tarts, a sucker for a suet pudding?  If so this is your week, a time to stand up, place your hand on your heart… Read more »

Flipping Pancakes

March 1, 2017, 10:16 am

Pancake Day is one of those not-to-be-missed moments in the calendar, one of the days when your childhood is brought back amongst memories of flipping batter into pancakes, squeezing lemons and shaking sugar before the long Lenten stretch til Easter. … Read more »

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck?

February 25, 2017, 3:21 pm

Well a wood chuck should never be judged on the quantity of wood just the quality of the said wood....and you definitely need to make sure your wood for burning is top quality stuff. Another question we get asked all the time – and that’s fine – is “what kind… Read more »

Still lots of heat to use in a falling oven - don't waste it!

January 25, 2017, 10:16 am

One of the pre-conceptions students on our woodfired courses have is that if they can't see the fire, they can't do any cooking. In a wood fired oven with a good refractory covering and layer of insulation however, there will still be plenty of stored heat to carry on cooking.… Read more »