Meet the Roasters – Saturday 20th September

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Timing
Date: Saturday 20th September 2014
Time: 6pm (sharp’ish) for 2 hours or thereabouts.

Venue: Highbank Orchard - http://www.highbankorchards.com. You will also be able to sample and buy from the wonderful range of Highbank Ciders – Proper, Medieval and Drivers.

Map showing entrance to Highbank - https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zFi7I69FJBfk.kkTe3qWzL_98

Link to buy tickets (only €5 to join us)

Who?

Brock Lewin, Badger And Dodo

Jennifer Ryan, Ponaire

Petesy Wiliams, 3FE

For anyone who knows about coffee the subtle mixture of art and science which brings about the perfect espresso or pour over is a thing of mystery. Each of our 3 roasters are masters of the roast.

There will be tastings……

Keith

The background to Outstanding By Design, 10th May 2014

When I started to write Biabeag in November 2010 I quickly started to focus on a topic where my passion for great, real food and design converged – the brands and packaging which I saw every time I shopped.

So for about a year and a half I wrote regular blog posts, commissioned guest posts, reviewed books and gave talks on the topic of great artisan food packaging design.

This was and is important to me because so often I saw the obvious passion and talent of real food producers disappear when it came to their products on a shelf – lousy designs, obscure logos and confused messaging which gave no clues to the great food contained within.

I know at least part of why that happens because of my work in digital with clients – helping them through the process of website design. The lack of clarity around requirements, inability to pick relevant and good designers and no capability to manage the ongoing process all make the likely end result a source of disappointment.

Hence this day. Through 7 case studies combining food producers and designers we will find out what went right for each of them and get a sense of having a great brand/packaging in place helped increase sales and distribution.

Screenshot 2014-04-22 10.24.04

I’m looking forward to it :-). And having Giles Calver,  the author of the book (What is Packaging Design) which  I reviewed in 2011 there will be an added bonus.

Click here for more information on the day and lineup.

Keith

Meet The Bakers2 #realbread – 24th Jan 2015 at 6pm

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Timing
Date: Saturday 24th January 2015
Time: 6pm (sharp’ish) for 2 hours or thereabouts.

Venue: Highbank Orchard - http://www.highbankorchards.com. You will also be able to sample and buy from the wonderful range of Highbank Ciders – Proper, Medieval and Drivers.

Map showing entrance to Highbank - https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zFi7I69FJBfk.kkTe3qWzL_98

Link to buy tickets (only €5 to join us)

Who?

Josephine Plettenburg (Speltbakers), Joe Fitzmaurice (Cloughjordan Woodfired Bakery and Declan Ryan (Arbutus Bakery) all return to Highbank to continue the night of discussion and munching around real bread.

We’ll be hearing about their stories since the first gathering in January 2014 and exploring topics such as aggressive sourdoughs and the provenance and growing methods of the flours which each of them use.

Keith

Meet the Brewers – 7th June 2014, 6pm

EARLY DETAILS

Timing
Date: Saturday 7th June 2014
Time: 6pm (sharp’ish) for 2 hours or thereabouts.

Venue: Highbank Orchard - http://www.highbankorchards.com. You will also be able to sample and buy from the wonderful range of Highbank Ciders – Proper, Medieval and Drivers.

Map showing entrance to Highbank - https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zFi7I69FJBfk.kkTe3qWzL_98

Link to buy tickets (only €5 to join us)

Who?

We will have White Gypsy,  8 Degrees and Metalman with us on the night.

Keith

Updated 2nd March to change it from Cider and Beer to Meet The Brewers. This is to acknowledge that the making process is completely different in both cases so the empathy across the panel and the sharing of knowledge and passions would not make as much sense as it should. We will have a dedicated cider makers event most likely in 2015

Updated 30th March to add 8Degrees to the lineup.

Updated 4th April to add Metalman to the lineup.

Joe Fitzmaurice on starters, ovens and workshops #realbread

Been sitting on this & finally got around to a rough edit. Alec Taylor kindly shot some post event video at Meet The Bakers capturing Joe, Josephine and Declan chatting to the audience.

This piece is a couple of segments of Joe.

Enjoy :-)

Next one up is Meet the Cheese Makers on 5th April.

Keith

Meet The Cheese Makers – Helen Finnegan

Helen is the local representative in this Meet The Cheese Makers event on 5th April and what a great one to have with her award winning goats cheese.

The extra special Ardkeen Stores in Waterford put up this video of Helen so thanks guys :-)

 

More information and booking here.

Keith

Meet The Cheese Makers – Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith

Siobhan is one of the 3 cheese makers we will be chatting with on April 5th.

St Tola won the Supreme Champion award for Irish farmhouse cheeses at Bloom in June 2013 and in the video below shot on the day she shares the story of her cheese.

Keith