Friends of LittlePod
Nationally renowned chef and food columnist Yotam Ottolenghi owns several London restaurants, has co-authored two major cookery books and aired his first series of cookery programmes on Channel 4.
Even better, he’s a big LittlePod fan! We’re honoured!
About the LittlePod vanilla paste, he says: "Can't tell you how good this vanilla is" and to prove it, he sells the vanilla paste through his online store.
Janet first met Leonel Gouveia, Executive Chef of Patisserie Valerie and his lovely wife, Maissa, at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair last September, since when, Patisserie Valerie are now using LittlePod Real, Natural Vanilla!
Manju is a TV chef and cookery book author who specialises in British-Indian fusion cuisine. She's been very supportive of LittlePod and has even created a special Vanilla Lassi recipe featuring our vanilla paste!
The one and only Vanilla Queen, crowned by the vanilla growers themselves! Her fantastic website has everything you need to know about vanilla.
We are lucky enough to have three Riverford shops not far from LittlePod HQ, and all stocking LittlePod, alongside other locally sourced goodies. If you visit the Riverford farm shop at Staverton, Totnes (see Deborah, right, with pods) you will see a beautiful display of LittlePod products in pride of place, looking good enough to eat!
Not only were Darts Farm the first supporters of Janet's Arts Society adventure, they also enthusiastically backed LittlePod from the get go. Congratulations to everyone involved for receiving the BBC award for “Best Local Food Retailer” in Britain: a truly well deserved accomplishment.
Morgan says: "From their wonderful products to their exciting in-store tasting events, LittlePod are a pleasure to deal with. Our business relationship is strong, and they've become an important part of the Darts family."
We are huge fans of afternoon tea and can often be found indulging in a sneaky tea party in the LittlePod office or garden so we are thrilled that the LittlePod products are now being offered at the ultimate high tea destination in London's Picadilly.
Here in Exeter, we are very lucky to have this community run store in the city centre, offering fresh, quality, local food and equally tasty nibbles in the cafe. As well as selling the LittlePod range, resident baker, Emma uses the vanilla in her cakes. Board member, Natalie Taylor, adores the LittlePod vanilla paste. She says: "Janet and her team exude creative energy and the LittlePod branding is stylish, attractive and enticing." Read her full blog entry on LittlePod here.
Based in the beautiful and bustling Clifton village in Bristol, Arch House Deli was selected as Deli of the Year in September 2011.
This lovely deli sowed it's seeds selling beautiful hampers outside Honor Oak Park station. Now you can pay them a visit in their own delicatessen where LittlePod proudly sits on the shelves - take a peek at their website to see ringing endorsements.
This wholesome chain now has five stores across London, stocking ethically sourced quailty foods, including, of course, the LittlePod products. Buyer, Anthony Rickards says "LittlePod is the crème de la crème of vanillas. There is no substitute!" You can buy LittlePod from their online shop here.
A great contemporary bakery, which has popped up recently on Queen Street in the centre of Exeter. Passionate about food, Oliver says: "At the Exploding Bakery we love Little Pod vanilla extract, it gives our cakes powerful flavour and that distinctive aroma, which you can only get from vanilla extract. Anyone caught using vanilla essence should be shot, no, they should be forced to drink the horrible stuff, then shot."
Bespoke cakes and cupcakes for every occassion, and based locally in Exeter! Take a look at the beautiful creations on Cherry Blossom Cakes' charming website. LittlePod is very proud to be a key ingredient!
This wonderful little cafe in Topsham is our favourite venue for LittlePod business lunches. With great coffee, delicious lunch options and lots of freshly handmade cakes and pastries on offer, we can't think of a better way to spend an hour (or an afternoon)! Want a recommendation? Try Tom's favourite- the smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toast.
Helping LittlePod reach the stars with their fantastic freshly prepared food delivery service. Pure Package founder, Jennifer Irvine has just brought out a book: The Diet for Food Lovers, which we are big fans of (...and it recommends LittlePod vanilla paste!)
In December 2010, The Natural Kitchen on Marylebone High Street hosted LittlePod’s London Launch. Our thanks to Julia and Grecia for being so welcoming and making sure that the event ran smoothly, despite the Arctic-like conditions outside!
Vist Sussex' Food shop of the year 2011/2012 to stock up on your LittlePod goodies - make it around lunch or afternoon teatime so that you can (in the words of LP's Janet) stop for a 'tasty morcel' in their adorable cafe.
Nick says: "We are really proud to sell Little Pod products. We taste all the products we sell before they go on sale and they were head and shoulders above the competition. A really good product at an affordable price."
We’re extremely grateful to Michael McDonald, chef-owner of this award-winning establishment in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, who has sent us a celebratory launch menu. See our ‘cooking tips’ section for more details.
Just down the road from LittlePod HQ, in Beer, and run by loyal LittlePod fan Luke Hunt, is this award-winning gastro pub and seafood restaurant. The Westcountry is reknowned for it's local produce and Luke truly makes the most of the resources on offer by creating beautiful dishes with freshly sourced ingredients.
A lovely farm shop and much more (tea-room, farm, social enterprise and horticultural training centre) right in the heart of Cumbria, which stocks LittlePod products for all cake-makers!
Amy says "Since we started stocking LittlePod products in 2010 the response has been fantastic. Customers tell us the paste is a joy to use. We've never received any damaged goods and deliveries are always on time."
Supplying vegan, wheat-free and soya free cakes to Whole Foods Market, the lovely people at the Cat and the Cream use only the finest natural and organic ingredients in their baking. Including LittlePod Vanilla.
Local to LittlePod in Devon, the lovely Porsham Cakes discovered LittlePod at Ashburton Food fair and have been using it in their bespoke cakes ever since!