So, Ben and I have embarked on a new venture. And it’s spicy. Literally.
Our aim is to source the best quality, freshest spices direct from their source. And to tell the story of these spices: where they are being grown, who’s growing them, and why buying our products supports these (mostly) subsistence farmers.
While Mr Barney sits in front of his laptop, creating the structure within which this will happen, I will be out on My Journey of Spice Discovery. A grand title for me doing what I like doing best – travelling around, meeting people, seeking out where to source our spices from, tasting, filming chefs and cooks, eating, gathering stories, sampling, sharing recipes… did I mention eating? God I love this food.
Our goal here is to inspire people to get interested in cooking with spices, and to cook with great quality fresh spices direct from the source (via us). If you’re interested in my journey, then you can Like our Spice Origin Facebook Page, and you can follow me on Instagram & Twitter .
About Tim Ellis & Ben Barney
Friends since they were 13 years old and barely inseparable since! After school they embarked on world wide travels loaded with just a backpack and a Lonely Planet. Whether it be staying with a Fujian family in a remote village or exploring the Annapurna mountain ranges in Nepal, they were able to experience many cultures and appreciate different ways of life.
After university, they went their separate ways to make their way in the world. Tim created a responsible tourism company in Africa, giving kids from all over the world the chance to get involved in with local community projects across the continent. Ben, meanwhile, built a digital marketing & technology business supporting local businesses across the UK.
Both love cooking, love curries and anything with a little spicy kick!