We’ve wanted this woman on Chew The Fat a long time and we’re delighted to spend this episode of our podcast Chew The Fat getting to know Birgitta Hedin-Curtin of Burren Smokehouse that little bit better and sharing her story with everyone. A notable feature and indeed a veritable force within the Irish food industry, Swedish-born and Lisdoonvarna-based Birgitta Hedin-Curtin started Burren Smokehouse with her husband Peter in a small town along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way in 1989. Fast forward to today and Birgitta is one of the most prominent, vocal, passionate food producers in all the land, having brought the traditional smoking and curing techniques of her Swedish upbringing and applying it to the freshest fish here on the rugged coast of the west of Ireland.
If you’re in the Irish food industry, you already know Birgitta (or you should, at least) but more importantly if you’re not part of the industry, this is someone you need to get to know. Birgitta’s passion for Ireland, Irish produce, Irish culture, Irish tourism and Ireland having potential as a key player on the world stage is infectious and inspiring. So, sit back and get to know this wonderful woman who we adore and we learn from every time we speak to her…
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