What’s the difference between feeding people and actually nourishing them? Our guest this week has garnered international acclaim for her “Magic Poo Bread,” a 17-ingredient loaf designed with care to provide ultimate gut health. Karen O’Donoghue is the owner of the Happy Tummy Co. a bakery and cooking school in Westport, County Mayo. Driven by her mother’s cancer diagnosis and her own issues with IBS, Karen spent years developing a recipe for a tasty, nourishing loaf that—you guessed it—will help make you poo!
But the Happy Tummy story is also about using food to build healthy communities. We speak with Karen about how she built business that allows her to pay staff well and source her ingredients responsibly. We talk about the connections between commercial wheat and digestive health problems, and the pitfalls of following trendy sourdough bakers on Instagram. How can we use food to make positive change in the world? What’s it like to run a successful food business with loyal customers who are happy to pay a premium for quality? Tune in to find out!
Dyed Green is a project of Bog & Thunder, whose mission is to highlight the best of Irish food and culture, through food tours, events, and media. Find out more at www.bogandthunder.com.
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