Smoked Salmon & Micro-Brewers in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Audio, video, photographs celebrating the business of smoking salmon & brewing beer & stout. Began with a road trip from Cork to West Clare - Tanja Buwalda, Jonathan Amm & Paul O'Mahony met Birgitta Hedin-Curtin & Peter Curtin
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Recorded in "The Wild Honey Inn" Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, Ireland
@burrensalmon Birgitta Hedin-Curtin of Burren Smokehouse (a local business that sells globally) speaks fluently with Swedish accent about Bord Bia, Irish Embassy in Stockholm ... & so much more
Wild salmon, ChapterOne
http://www.chapteronerestaurant.com/ tasting journey
American Red Oak shavings are used...
Unique ovens specially built in Limerick...
Swedish journalists in Stockholm...
Michael Moran world champion "Moran's on the Weir"... http://www.moransoystercottage.com/
Guinness & wine... happening
Eels smoked in local smokehouse - the inspiration...
Canadians...Canada... Pacific salmon - the difference from Atlantic salmon... lumberjacks eating habits... Smoked eel lovers... shortage of supply... Ely eels threatened too...
Mackerel also smoked...
Mother-in-law, grandfather, mother (1926)...
Ardnacrusha - stories... ESB eel seller...
http://audioboo.fm/ is known in
Pinterest may be on the horizon... Women like it & also like smoked salmon...
BioCoop chair of organic food approached BurrenSmokehouse...
Cliff House Hotel @cliffhousehotel www.thecliffhousehotel.com plugged... general manager & chef @kajuiter both praised - a plan made to visit there... Tasting menu + wine tasting highlighted.
Jonathan Amm 10th wedding anniversary...
A plan hatched... abrupt end (reached 20 minute limit)
Recorded first impression of @burrensalmon shop Lisdoonvarna:
Bridgestone Guides back to 1996 - John & Sally McKenna
the "Ladies"... Burren Information Point : you hear a reading of stuff on the notice board, including newspaper clippings...
Peadar Reilly master smoker in Burren Smokehouse
Business founded in 1989 with husband
Good Food Ireland...
Why you can't tour the smokehouse... but can have a video tour instead
Doolin Cave advert
North Clare sea kyaking
Dean & DeLuca 2011 Gifting Guide... what they sell includes Burren Smokehouse product...
Doolin Fisherman Platter... hot & cold oak smoked salmon & mackeral
Any lakes in Kilkenny
Cheese sold - sheep's cheese from Cratloe Hills - Sean & Deirdre FitzGerald
Honey Lemon Pepper flavouring
Whiskey flavoured, fennel
Oak smoked pure Irish salmon
Chocolate lollypops - Áine chocolate
Carrigeen Irish moss
Fudge from Butlers
Rapeseed oil with garlic
Orange marmalade with poitín
German from Jonathan Amm
We finally get to taste @burrensalmon - this is the sound of 3 people tasting, drinking water & drooling over different styles of salmon. None of us guessed which was the wild salmon - but we stood there at the counter of the Burren Smokehouse sampling salmon on cocktail sticks...
You hear reactions to each of the salmon in turn & tasting chat - as if we were tasting wine- pretentiously...
Slow Food Movement...
Salt, bite, smokeyness, melt in your mouth, slides off the palate...
Scoring the taste...
Texture... depth... rotten apple, petrol, bicyle wheel, wood, rain, leaves...
Pint of Guinness... glass of water... mouth wash,
Clare Spring Water,
Alcohol flavour... sweetness...
River-caught with nets, legally... sustainable
Recorded while strolling round Burren Smokehouse shop in Lisdoonvarna
Ambient sound, staff in the shop, chat...
Music played by the smoker at @burrensalmon
Local pubs in Doolin...
Live music in Roadside Tavern
I'd seen smoking in Ummera, Cork
Thinking of buying a postcard...
Listening in to conversation...
build the brand
Irish products - Kilbeggin Oatflakes -
Minister Shane McEntee
Simon Coveney from Cork
Campaigning to save Organic
Irish salmon industry...
West coast of Ireland has an "incredible" product
so important to have organic sectors
talking of the importance of range...
Fortnam & Masons
Asking Birgitta a leading question about how she spends her time...
UK, London, Bord Bia, USA, Miami, New Orleans, Inspiration Tours, Qatar, Kuwait,
Where would you like to go? For Brand You...
Canada, Jane Boyd @boydjane
April Ennis @aprilennis, Prince Edward Island
Mitch Joel, Toronto, Montreal
New Zealand, both islands
Off to the brewery next... "the creme de la creme"