There has been an explosion of gourmet artisan producers popping up all over Australia in the past 30 years. Here at Mumbleberry we take great care in searching them out and selecting the very best they have to offer.
Each of them has a story to tell, and we feel fortunate that we can share some of them here for you. We take great pride in supporting their journey, and we hope you do too.
Rory Smith is a man who follows his passions. His love of film lead to him becoming a TV & Video editor, and his love of great booze lead him to starting both a distribution company and, most recently, his own gin distillery. We love supporting passionate people here at Mumbleberry, and Rory has always supported us in kind. We hope you enjoy a little peak into Rory's world!
We were extraordinarily lucky to recently have the opportunity to speak with Peter Ingall, one of the founders of Mayfield Chocolates. Mayfield Chocolates has been tempering, conching and experimenting with chocolate since 1993, and has well and truly become an institution for chocoholics across Australia. I found Peter's words quite inspirational, and I hope you do to!
Lifelong food obsessive, Lizzie Hewson, was studying her Masters in Food Culture & Communication at the University of Gastronomic Science in Piedmont, Italy when she caught the pasta bug. Following a particularly troubling bout of anxiety, Lizzie created a weekly ritual that would ground her and bring the racing thoughts back to earth. This was the beginning of Saturday Night Pasta. Lizzie kindly gave up a Saturday evening to sit down and answer some of our probing questions. We hope you enjoy!
We consider Michelle Mascher to be a true food hero, and so should you. For the past four years or so Michelle's amazing business, Ugly Duck Fine Foods, has been rescuing 'ugly' food rejected by supermarkets & other retailers, and turning it into amazing fruit pastes and spreads. We managed to steal Michelle away from her kitchen to pick her brain and see what makes her tick.
We are doing something a little different for this blog post. Normally we send out a list of questions for our producers to answer at their leisure and in their own time. However, Sarah Gan, of Ugly Food & Co. was less interested in this style of interview and instead asked if I could conduct it in person. Considering she makes the world’s best crunchy chilli oil, I thought it prudent to acquiesce.
Easily one of Australia's finest artisans, Ian Henderson has poured his heart and soul into the incredible range of vinegars Lirah produce at their state-of-the-art Stanthorpe factory; situated right in the heart of the Granite Belt. Ian very graciously gave up some time to chat with us about his incredible journey into the art of vinegar making.
We were lucky enough to ask Sarah from Byron Bay Crackers a few questions about her incredible business. We hope you enjoy every crumb