WASTE WATCH­ERS

Devon Life - - Upfront -

Across Devon in­creas­ing num­bers of peo­ple are tak­ing ac­tion to com­bat plas­tic waste and pol­lu­tion

‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ couldn’t be more apt with this of­fer­ing from Mary Quicke with con­tri­bu­tions from peo­ple of in­flu­ence in the food in­dus­try in­clud­ing chef Gill Meller. Step in­side and pre­pare to be daz­zled!

In a par­al­lel world on an es­tate that spans over 2500 acres be­tween Ex­eter and Cred­i­ton, Mary takes me on a tour of the farm. At one point we’re in a cathe­dral size cheese store and it’s here that she ex­plains how ar­ti­san food is lit­er­ally a work of art. The pat­terns, tex­tures and hues on rows of wrapped cheeses change as they age. It was like look­ing into Mother of Pearl mas­querad­ing as ched­dar. “Our store has been com­pared to a vast gallery of ex­quis­ite Pol­lock-es­que paint­ings,” says Mary. “My mother was trained as an artist and later es­tab­lished the

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