Biabeag (or small food to those of you without the native Irish tongue) is back in business and in January, its author, Keith Bohanna, kicks off a new series of events in Kilkenny based around real food and exploring the stories of passionate makers. It might sound like a mouthful, but Keith and a few others in the wings have assembled an interesting lineup for the first event which takes place on Saturday 25 January, 6pm at Highbank Orchards in Kilkenny.
What Happens On The Night?
Well, you’re going to meet three breadmakers from different parts of the country, each with a story to tell. They’ll share their story in their own words, then a discussion will likely kick off with everyone involved. Oh, and there will be tastings. Sure it wouldn’t be a food event without tastings so you’ll get to sample the produce from each of the makers below.
Meet The Breadmakers
Who’s going to be doing the talking on the night? Here’s who.
Joe Fitzmaurice, Cloughjordan Wood Fired Bakery
Declan Ryan, Arbutus Bread
Declan moved from the hotel business into the bread making business in 1999, converting a small two-car garage at the front of his house into a tiny bakery. Drawing heavily from French baking techniques and styles of equipment, Arbutus employs five fulltime bakers and now distributes nationwide.
Josephine Plettenberg, Speltbakers
Jospephine runs Speltbakers, a small bakery producing spelt baquettes, rolls and soda loaves, scones and biscuits out of Gowran, Co. Kilkenny
There’s a small charge of €5 for the event which should run from 6-8pm anyway, again, on Saturday 25 January 2014. Places will be limited and can be booked online here.
Want To Share Your Own Event?
If you’re running your own event in the New Year, I’d love to hear about it. Click here to send in your event details for inclusion in the new food events guide kicking off in 2014.