Emily McCorkell

I’m Emily and I’m exploring new ways to live and cook.
I’m an American native who has lived in both Ireland and Northern Ireland for over 10 years.
 
Like so many other entrepreneurs, I’m a curious and creative person who has grown up in a creative household, with both of my parents active in cooking and creating cuisines at home. My desire is to offer creative solutions to the root of so many problems: the problem of being overstressed and undernourished.
ue to my husband’s sudden illness, I have expedited my desire to pursue a more comprehensive rhythm of health and wellness for our family, leading me to share on various media avenues, garnering interest from friends, family, and strangers alike.
 
At the end of September at the Slow Food Festival in Derry~Londonderry, I launched Lo & Slo: an American smoked barbecue business, offering bottled sauces to the public and restaurants, and will be developing a range of smoked meats including pulled pork, beef brisket, ham, and whole turkeys.
 
By partnering with local growers and producers, I am making American barbecue local. My Sweet & Smoky barbecue sauce is versatile: use it on a burger, over fajitas, or in your chilli — the secret ingredient will awaken your taste buds!
 
Sweet & Spicy Vinegar Mop is ideal on pulled pork, but transforms into a delicious glaze on roasted chicken or can be used as a marinade to infuse your meat with flavour and excitement.
Both sauces are vegetarian friendly — barbecue for all!
 
I joined the Power of 4 programme in November 2017 and received so much support and information! I learned a lot of lessons in the intensive meet-ups, and still carry those lessons with me.
One of the biggest things I’ve learned and have tried to implement in my product development and launch is this: There are no shortcuts to success, but there’s always a line that is good enough. I’ve had to discern when to be a perfectionist and when to allow things to be good enough… even if it’s just for now.
Despite being such a difficult thing to stick to, I have saved time and money, sometimes making smarter decisions when a more comprehensive, “perfect” solution wasn’t needed.
 
As a Creative, I try to put my interests to work. I also write quarterly for Innovative Health: Wellness & Healthcare Magazine based in Michigan, and is looking to expand my writing platform to various local and international publications, hopefully producing an interactive recipe book in the near future.