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Manna from Devon Cooking School

Good Game - a seasonal pheasant terrine

November 20, 2017, 11:42 am

All seasons bring their excitement in the food world and winter is a great source of seasonal goodies from the abundant fish and seafood coming into Brixham Fish Market which you can buy at the fishmongers in Dartmouth to all the fab root vegetables and brassicas in the greengrocers and… Read more »

Woodfired pizzas - our current top 6!

November 14, 2017, 12:06 pm

When students come on our woodfired oven courses, they'll often start by calling the ovens a pizza oven. Our first lesson of the day is it's not a pizza oven, it's an oven and you can cook everything in them, not just pizzas! However there's no getting away from the… Read more »

Woodfired travels #4 for the Morso

November 14, 2017, 9:23 am

Here's the latest recipe we cooked on our visit to Lyme Bay Winery with our Morso Forno woodfired oven and the lovely Nick Hook snapping away on one of those fabulously misty autumn days - full of the proverbial mists and mellow fruitfulness. Autumn in the… Read more »

Morso Forno on its woodfired travels #3

November 10, 2017, 9:45 am

What a lovely way to cook brunch for 2 on the Morso Forno; deliciously moist hot-smoked salmon with roast cherry tomatoes, fresh bread and a bottle of chilled sparkling Lyme Bay Blanc de Noirs.   2 pieces salmon fillet about 180g each Good pinch of salt and pepper 1 lemon… Read more »

Morso Forno on its woodfired travels #1

November 8, 2017, 9:15 am

A couple of weeks ago we headed east to Honiton and did some woodfired cooking at one of Lyme Bay Winery's vineyards on our Morso Forno. We'd come up with 5 autumnal recipes to match with Lyme Bay's award winning range of wines and the fab Nick Hook came out… Read more »

Woodfired Onion Soup for a dank day

November 7, 2017, 9:17 pm

Today is a dank, damp and dreary November day in need of a cheering and warming lunch. We have a surfeit of onions at the moment and cheese so French onion soup sprang to mind. We love coming up with new ways of using our woodfired ovens so we can… Read more »

Congratulations Kit and Penny - we'll miss you xx

October 31, 2017, 7:27 pm

One of the best things about organising the workshops at Dartmouth Food Festival is getting lots of foodie friends in to teach something. This year we involved Mitch Tonks, Charlotte Pike, Richard Bertinet, Nick Evans, Stuart Pate, Simon Pryce, Louis Cunningham Hughes, Jenny Chandler, Nolly from the Miso Tree and… Read more »

Black Gold on the Devon Coast

October 30, 2017, 11:54 am

Our bit of the south coast has always been a favourite spawning spot for cuttlefish and consequently a good catching place for them. If you walk along the Kingswear side of the river, you’ll see the cuttle boxes stacked up when they aren’t out at sea with an old plastic… Read more »

Manna from Devon's Wood Fired Pizza Masterclass

October 2, 2017, 1:07 pm

There’s a lot of questions and opinions about how to make the perfect wood fired pizza so we’ve decided to write it all down for you. There’s quite a lot of info as there’s quite a lot to do but like many skills; once you’ve practised it enough, it will… Read more »

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 »