The Nobody Inn has a beautiful thatched roof, low black roof beams, a blazing fireplace and rickety, beer-stained tables

The Nobody Inn, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, Devon

One bad pun aside, few country inns live up to this Devon delight

Intimate: Angela's features a small, familiar main room with paintings by local artists

Angela's, 38 New Bridge Street, Exeter

It takes a lot to qualify as a 'local' restaurant – can Angela's in Exeter pull it off?

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Five-spice duck livers with Dublin Bay prawns

Serves 4

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Smoked salmon tartare with avocado

Serves 10 as canapés

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By Gino D'Acampo

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Soggy sandwiches are so last term. Bid boring breaktimes farewell with these mouth-watering ideas from some of Britain's top chefs

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Serves 4

Claws celebre: Mark Hix praises tasty, versatile crab with recipes inspired by his own festival

The other week I instigated a crab festival in Lyme Regis to coincide with the RNLI week, where the Red Arrows perform their annual sky show, and various sea awareness demonstrations take place. This was a great opportunity to show off our local crab and Kevin Gratton, my right hand man, did a demo on the Cob, right next to the water. Between us we cooked 20 different crab dishes and sold them at a fiver each for the lifeboat pot.

The Cobbles Inn, 7 Bowmont Street, Kelso, Scotland

Our critic scours Kelso for a restaurant as special as its surroundings

Green for go: Skye Gyngell has just the recipes to get us all eating cucumber again

It is the time of year for cucumbers – crisp, watery and clean they are lovely either in salads or gently cooked so they retain a slight bite and vibrant colour. My personal preference is the smaller variety, for they tend to be sweeter. Look, too, for cucumbers that are free of any bruises or blemishes and that are heavy for their size. Many herbs sit happily alongside cucumbers, including mint, basil, dill and parsley.

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Peppers piedmontese

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