Travel Tales – Phil Martin

The Travel Tales with Fergal Podcast guest this week is Phil Martin, CEO of Blanco Nino, who manufactures a range of gourmet tortilla chip flavours in Ireland.

Phil shares tales of his travels all over Mexico and his love for Mexican food. We also had a great chat about walking the Camino in Spain.


This is a fascinating and insightful episode for all lovers of Mexican street food.

Before opening Blanco Nino, Phil travelled throughout Mexico to learn the art of making authentic corn tortillas. He visited the milpas, molinos and tortillerias to learn the secrets of the ancient Aztec process of nixtamalisation, which helps to give authentic tortillas their unique flavour.

Phil tells why he chose Clonmel as the location for Ireland’s only authentic Mexican tortilleria using source ingredients from heritage producers in Mexico.

Fergal O’Keeffe is the host of Ireland’s No.1 Travel Podcast Travel Tales with Fergal, which is an interview series listened to in over 100 countries worldwide.

The podcast aims to share soul-lifting travel memoirs about day-dream worthy destinations.