Highbank Organic Orchard Syrup

This being a local product (and one which was picked out in the Bridgestone Megabyte 2010 Awards as the Best New Food Product) I have posted on it a couple of times. I have also purchased it and like it a lot!

This is a short video interview I did with Julie Calderpott, the creator of the Orchard Syrup

Must try and make these longer – just a little.


Minh Tsai and the Good Bean

A recent video interviews from Liza de Guia – this time of a tofu advocate called Minh Tsai who founded Hodo Soy Beanery (Hoda means good bean) in California.

Turns out tofu is not meant to be flacid and tasteless – this is a well shot and edited piece which captures the passion behind the brand and educates viewers on how tofu should be made. You can see the full post from Liza here.


Food Producer Video interviews – Savour Kilkenny

Came across these last week – a series of short video interviews done during Savour Kilkenny in August. Unfortunately the business which shot them has disabled embedding for all except the one underneath 😦

Highbank Orchard Syrup (previously featured on this blog here)

Direct link for the above in case embed gets pulled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9IYt_nwXdM

Others in the series which are relevant to Biabeag are:

A Slice of Heaven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyM-Dz2kSP0

Tess’s Baking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vy2jyJzviY

Secret Recipe Co: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhF6hWuGjU

Tara’s Naturally: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0rlNclrMFU

Oldtown Bakery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-U03O2KsJw


Wish4 FairTrade, Kinsale, Ireland

Myself and Alan Clayton from Wish4 Fairtrade have had contact in the past when he was involved in another food business so it was really enjoyable to catch up with him in Belfast to hear all about the FairTrade brand which he has been developing over the last couple of years.

His plans for the future include pushing production of some of the products involved back into the countries where the raw materials are grown (preserving as much value as possible in the place of origin) and extending his market share in the UK.

Looking forward to the ongoing success of this business.


Danny Boy Whiskey, Northern Ireland

While in Belfast to attend Bizcamp I attended a dinner at which a relatively new whiskey was being offered for tasting. While I have spoken with Real Ale/Beer brewers before I had never had the chance to talk to someone responsible for a spirit.

Peter Lavery, the man behind Danny Boy whiskey (and also a cream liquer) told me about the journey so far and his partnership with  Cooley Distillery in Ireland. He was a great character to talk to and despite my preference for bourbon I can recommend the whiskey to anyone with a love of Irish.


Tipperary Food Producers

In my final video from the Tipperary Food Producers evening event (to which I was invited as part of the twitter panel and got in for free) I asked Gary Gubbins, one of the organisers of the event and the Founder of Red Nose Wines, to tell me a little about the Food Producers Network.

You can see more from this series here, here and here.