Episode 122: The Importance of Being Basque

There is a very proud land and people that live and work and grow and eat on the green hills that straddle Spain and France and the Bay of Biscay. Upon visiting this rich culture, we spent a few days with a cider producer (Egoitz Zapiain) and a cheese maker (Urtzi Aira Urruzola) to learn about their product and their pride. Enjoy! Special thanks to Intrepid Travel

  • http://www.planetavino.net/ Mary O’Connor

    Beautiful video! It shows so well two Basque artisans and their respect and love for their traditions. It’s great to see them perservere despite all the challenges. I’ve spent a lot of time in Basque Country and am always impressed with how much the Basques cherish their culture and lifestyle….your title says it all!

  • Liz

    Wonderful to see these people who truly love their craft!

  • Cindy Collyard Koreen

    Great video!

  • Robbie Swinnerton

    Another winner! Great vid!

  • Lord Logs

    As always a great video. I’d like some help if you can. We are involved in producing Charcoal & wood for cooking here in England, particularly from Apple & other fruit woods . I know it’s well used in the Basque region. But do you know a wood &/or a charcoal producer in that region ?

    • Jon

      Do you have a site for your wood?

  • Bruce Dennis

    Great video! But it would have been even greater to hear some Basque being spoken!

    • danielpklein

      There was – both subjects started off in basque

      • Bruce Dennis

        Sorry I missed that — I just realized they were speaking Spanish into the item.

      • luiszerp

        I guess it was “even greater” then ;)

  • luiszerp

    I love the respect they show for the land and the way they produce their products.