Graham Roberts, a small artisanal producer, from the Connemara Smokehouse on West of Ireland has been invited on stage with the big boys at the BBC Good Food Show Birmingham. Jimmy Doherty (BBC2’s Jimmy’s Farm) has selected his favourite producers from the show to talk about factors that affect quality. He also has ‘Christmas Producers’ tastings with Connemara Smokehouse. Here Graham Roberts will talk about his methods on curing and smoking, his passion for perfection and hand preparing his ever popular smoked salmon. It will be a chance for you to taste some of the finest food from the show with producers who use traditional methods of food production.
Graham Roberts is no stranger to the BBC Good Food show. He won Favourite Speciality Producer in 2004 as voted by visitors to the BBC Good Food Show. He is one of Rick Stein’s Super Heroes and is in his book of Food Heroes. He also supplies Rick with his unique line caught Irish Smoked Tuna. He has been awarded the prestigious Seafood Circle Award for Seafood Specialist 2007 by B.I.M Ireland. He recently featured on Irish television “Nationwide” and has just filmed with Slow Food ambassador, chef and food writer Clodagh McKenna, Clodagh interviewed Graham for her new programme which will be aired in the New Year. Graham has also been interviewed by Irish food writer Anne Kennedy from GreatFood.ie (www.greatfood.ie – People Features)
The Connemara Smokehouse was first founded in 1979 by Graham’s parents. Graham & his wife Saoirse now run the Smokehouse and have taken in all the new demands a modern business today needs to survive. They pride themselves on traditional methods, and very high quality products, which have always been the company’s priorities. The people involved in the Smokehouse production add enormously to the overall quality. Being Connemara’s longest established smokehouse and with years of experience passed down, the Connemara Smokehouse has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality seafood, where every product is hand produced in the traditional way.
Catch Graham in the Festive Must Haves in London Olympia 16th -18th November stand MH1 and in Birmingham NEC 28th November – 2nd December stand Q44.
See Graham at the Food Tasting Workshop on Wednesday the 28th November at ll.45am BBC Good Food Show Birmingham, Don’t miss your chance to enjoy one of these fantastic sessions – tickets are on sale now and cost £7 per session. Book in advance – tickets can be purchased when you buy your ticket for the show. BBC Show website www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com.
If you can’t make it over for the BBC Good Food Show, better still you can visit in person:
Connemara Smokehouse, Bunowen Pier, Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 95 23739 Fax: +353 (0) 95 23001 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details on the Connemara Smokehouse check out the website: www.smokehouse.ie and take advantage of their on-line shop facility.