Hi there, my name's Amanda, and Purple Pod is my creation - thanks for taking the time to check it out.
I was born in Kinsale, co Cork, the "gourmet capital of Ireland", and grew up in a family surrounded by farming, fishing and food.
I earned a degree in Biology & Theology, was a teacher for over ten years, and travelled extensively, working in Africa, Israel and USA along the way. I retrained in Culinary Arts, and after topping the class, I went to work in Selfridges, Harrod's and Jamie Olivers.
After moving to my current home in Hove, Sussex, I put everything I have learned into my business, and Purple Pod was established.
Purple Pod came about after I realised my love of strong flavours was appreciated by people I cooked for. I started out making sauces, and eventually extended to add freshly-produced oils, with garlic, chilli and seaweed.
The sauces are wholesome and nutritious, made by sourcing the finest local ingredients and individually producing and bottling each and every product.