Episode 164: Turf Salmon Smoke

Declan McConnellogue wanted to experience the tastes of his childhood, so he built The Haven Smokehouse.  On the shores of Sheepshead Bay in County Donegal on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Declan uses 10,000 year old turf (dirt about 2 feet below the heather that has compressed over thousands of years) to smoke salmon from a time gone by.

8 responses to “Episode 164: Turf Salmon Smoke”

  1. Sue says:

    Daniel & Hunter you guys have blown us away. You have totally captured the essence of what we do. You touch your audience, wow it’s just beautiful, thank you it’s a stunning piece of work.

  2. Damn this is a good one! You guys have such a knack for finding good characters. We need these stories more than ever.

  3. Larry Ellis says:


  4. Jacinta Dalton says:

    Daniel, that has stirred up an emotion from my youth – simply beautiful, truly artisan. This is why I love my country, people with a dream and a passion giving utter respect to the landscape and making a beautiful edible product from it. Thank you for sharing our stories around the world.

  5. Justin Green says:

    Stunning work as always. Congratulations!

  6. Monica says:

    Missing Ireland, the turf & the salmon so much after watching this. You made my day!

  7. Cheryl Haislar says:

    In these troubling times, I can always count on you to make me feel good again. Thank you for keeping us sane.

  8. Foody2andOliver says:

    Thank you for entwining our roots to the rest of the world.

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