Series 4, Episode 1 – From Drimnagh to Paris
Six incredible cities, twelve emotive families and food cooked with a passion is the recipe for this year’s fourth season of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio. Series 4 hosted by chef Catherine Fulvio returns for six weeks, promising a serving of delicious recipes steeped in tradition and a flavour of incredible culture and sights from locations right across the world. As well as delighting viewers with recipes, culture and captive travel, the series captures eight individual stories, from Irish people who refuse to let the physical distance from home, curb their appetite for a home-cooked meal, a taste of home.
As well as re-creating familiar, hearty recipes for loved ones living abroad, the show introduces a series of national dishes and traditional favourites from right across the globe, from the one-of-a-kind hand made Cannoli’s in Boston or going fishing with lobstermen for Maine lobsters to eating traditional Cataplanas and Caracóis (snails) in Portugal. Viewers will also discover Partridgeberries and Cod Tongues in Newfoundland and in Osijek, Croatia we discover the smokey flavours of a ‘fish-paprikash’ cooked over an open fire as well as their traditional “Krempita” (cream pie). In France Catherine learnt how to make traditional Croissants from Parisian baker.
Catherine Fulvio said “I am always surprised by the power that a childhood food memory has for some people especially those who have since moved abroad. “Tastes like Home” has once again allowed me to help to try and make that connection for some of our families now living apart – it can be a humbling and emotional journey, but with great insights into our Irish food traditions and how these memories influence us as person”.
Apart from the buffet of culinary delights, viewers will also receive a flavour of the culture of many of the contestants’ foreign homes and the traditions of their friends and families.
Again this season we feature a wide variety of stories. Viewers have the opportunity to see behind the scenes in Boston’s Fenway Park as well as a visit to the iconic “Cheers Pub”. In New Hamp-shire we visit America’s Stonehenge and try to understand more about who might have built it ? In Osijek, Croatia we grind flour to make bread in a working river mill on the river Drava, in Paris we visit the oldest ice-cream parlour and take a food tour, in Faro, Portugal we visit markets & a bone chapel and in Newfoundland Catherine got ‘Screeched In” and went whale watching.
Series 4 begins with Chef Catherine Fulvio spending time with Rosemary Wilson at Drimnagh Castle where they discuss how Rosemary’s daughter Una in lives in Paris. Rosemary teaches Catherine how to make her daughter Una’s favourite dish, Stout Soused Herrings.
Catherine then travels to a place synonyms with good food, Paris, in the hope of replicating Rosemary’s dish and bring a taste like home to Una and her French husband Jean-Christophe and their two children Alanna and Dara.
During the episode, Catherine visits the oldest Ice cream shop in Paris, Berthillon run by father & daughter. She visits a local bakery and is taught how to make traditional French Croissants, she visits a cheese shop who stock over 300 hundred different types of cheese, she pays a visit to a local Fishmongers, she goes on a food tour with Secret Food Tours and tastes all types of foods from meringue cake which has been on the menu of French Pastries since 1691, she visits the Jewish district which is known as “Falafels Street” and tastes some falafels. We visit Edwin Yansane a high end Chocolatier in his shop “Edwart” in Marais and tastes some of his delicious chocolates and macaroons. Catherine visits the top of the Montparnasse Tower whilst taking in the stunning views of Paris before taking a stroll around Canal St. Martin where locals come in droves to picnic on the canal banks, or soak up the sunshine in this photogenic area.
Viewers are treated to a visit of Drimnagh Castle that was, until 1954 one of the oldest continually inhabited Castles in Ireland, and is an outstanding example of an old feudal stronghold. It is the only Irish castle still to be surrounded by a flooded moat, a very picturesque feature, described in 1780 as a “very deep ditch of water supplied from the Green Hills”. It is now stocked with fish. The castle, built of local grey limestone, consists of a restored Great Hall and medieval undercroft, a tall battlement tower with lookout posts, and other separate buildings including stables, old coach, dairy and folly tower. One of the most attractive aspects of Drimnagh is the garden – a formal 17th Century layout with box hedges, yews, mop head laurels and an allee of hornbeam.
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Rosemary Wilson has raised three children and Una was the eldest. Rosemary loves gardening, cooking and is quite adventurous in the kitchen! She also sings in a couple of choirs and is a chairperson of one of them.
Una de Barra-Lasserre
Una is the eldest of three kids and she has lived in Paris since 1992, when she initially moved to take up a three-month contract with the Irish College in Paris to help establish an Irish cultural centre. Una lives in Paris with her French husband Jean-Christophe and their two children Alanna and Dara.