Bernice Ann Beukes from Cape Town, South Africa who takes part in episode three of Season Two of Londis Tastes Like Home on RTÉ One with Catherine Fulvio
Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio is back for a second series on RTÉ One and is proudly sponsored once again by Londis. The TV show is a cooking show with a dash of travel with the first episode airing today at 7.30pm RTÉ One and running for six weeks.
As part of the show Catherine Fulvio visits six families from Belfast, Roscommon, Carrick on Suir, Dublin, Kildare and Sligo who will show her how to make their favourite Tastes Like Home dishes, before she jets off to locations around the world to recreate the dishes with their friends and family living abroad. This year we visited families in South Korea, Cape Town, Mexico, LA, Vancouver and Johannesburg.
According to Catherine, “One of my favourite aspects to the show is the chance to witness first-hand the connection people have with the food they grew up with and the emotions stirred with the fond memories it evoked. A familiar smell, a voice, a taste – it can throw you right back to sitting in your mother’s kitchen and for people living abroad, the emotion is even stronger because they have that physical distance from home. I really believe this season is going to be a great watch as we experience some fantastic things like meeting a cheetah up close in South Africa, zip-lining in the Mexican jungle, eating sea urchins in South Korea, as well as visiting some of the foodie hotspots in the adopted homes of our participants, giving the series that travel show element.
“This year we got to spend time with very different families in terms of geography as well as their backgrounds, we have a Russian family who have all now moved to live in Dublin, we meet a husband and wife who commute between Kildare and South Korea, we also do a reverse show this year so we start in Capetown and we hear about their daughter who has been living in Sligo for the last number of years and we are taught how to make a ‘Sugar Bean Curry’ by her family as that is a taste she misses from home, so it has been very varied this year which has been great,” said Catherine Fulvio.
Commenting on the partnership, Conor Hayes, Londis Sales Director, BWG Foods said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Catherine Fulvio and RTÉ for a second year on this TV series, bringing homely recipes to Irish families around the world. Much like Londis, Catherine values quality, local produce and bringing fresh contemporary ideas to the table, so it’s a perfect match for us to partner with”.
“RTÉ is very happy to work with Catherine Fulvio and Londis on this new travel based culinary format. With such a vast diaspora and food evoking such strong connections with place and memory, it will make for exciting viewing. Catherine will bring these new foodie adventures to the table along with her usual sprinkling of enthusiasm and a large dollop of expertise,” said Brian Walsh, Deputy Head of Acquisitions and Executive Producer for RTÉ
The series was devised by Another Avenue, produced by Sharyn Mitchell and directed by Mark Wooderson.