Londis helps bring the Taste of Home to Wexford Native now Living in Boston
Oulart, local, Marian Sinnott is one of twelve Irish contestants to feature in the returning popular RTE ONE series, Taste Like Home, with Catherine Fulvio and sponsored by Londis.
Oulart, local, Marian Sinnott hits the spotlight in episode two of the fourth series, which is due to air on RTE ONE at 19:30pm on 11th November. The show opens with Catherine spending time with Marian Sinnott at Tulach a’tSolais, Oulart Hill built to commemorate The Battle of Oulart Hill which took place during the 1798 rebellion. Marian tells Catherine about her daughter Sarah-Jo who now lives and works in Boston and is in need of a taste of home. So she teaches Catherine Fulvio, how to make her daughter Sarah-Jo’s favourite dish, Chicken Paprika. Marion says “I’ve been cooking this dish for 30 years now. I adapted it from a pork recipe in housewife’s classic cook book from the 1970’s. It’s rich and creamy and a really satisfying, indulgent one pot meal with a good dose of sherry!”
Catherine then travels to Boston, Massachusetts in the hope of replicating Marian’s dish and bring a taste like home to Sarah-Jo and her new friends.
Sarah-Jo said of taking part “This show was such a privilege to be part of and so much fun to be involved in. From my perspective as an emigrant, this show was a chance to think about all the amazing food we have at home and how meals and food are such an intrinsic part of how our family relationships were built and sustained. You really miss that when you’re away. Nonetheless, I loved showing this off to my American friends and learning about how, or whether, the same things happen in their cultures.”
During the episode, Catherine visits the iconic Cheers Pub on Beacon Hill, previously known as the Bull & Finch Pub, she gets to experience Oyster Happy Hour in Boston’s Marliave Restaurant, as well as walking the famous grounds of the prestigious Harvard University where Sarah-Jo worked. Catherine gets a private tour of Fenway Park the oldest Major League Baseball stadium in the world. Along the way, Catherine tastes some of Boston’s finest cuisine when she visits Chef Benjamin Lacy at his restaurant ArtScience Culture Lab & Café plus a market that houses some of Boston’s finest Chef’s under the one roof, “Time Out Market” where she tastes food by Chef Peter Ungár & Chef Michael Schlow. And a trip to Boston isn’t complete without visiting Mike’s Pastry who created the one-of-a-kind cannoli that keeps loyal Bostonians and tourists coming from around the world to enjoy. Catherine meets up with some other Irish who have immigrated to Boston and now work in one of Boston’s oldest boutique hotels “The Lenox Hotel”.
Marian Sinnott said of taking part in Tastes Like Home “For me the whole experience was totally amazing. For someone who never saw a TV camera let alone be standing in front of one, it was a real pleasure to have Catherine and the team in our home. Catherine, has such a warm personality, and has the ability to make you feel like your her best friend. It was so exciting to have you all here in Oulart.”
“The highlight for me in Boston was visiting the iconic bar from Cheers on Beacon Hill but when it comes to food the Time Out Boston eatery was amazing, you can graze your way around the top class restaurants and experience the best chefs the city has to offer under one roof. Not to mention the wonderful seafood and oyster happy hours!”. said Catherine Fulvio
Commenting on the successful partnership between Londis, Catherine Fulvio and RTÉ, Conor Hayes, Londis Sales Director, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Catherine Fulvio and RTÉ for a fourth 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.”
The popular TV series returns for six consecutive weeks, this November, 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 contestants who refuse to let the physical distance from home, curb their appetite for a home-cooked meal, a taste of home.
Tastes Like Home Series Four
Ep1 Nov 04th Drimnagh Dublin / Paris, France @ 19.30pm RTE 1
Ep2 Nov 11th Oulart, Wexford / Boston, USA @ 19.30pm RTE 1
Ep3 Nov 18th Faro, Portugal / Windy Arbour, Dublin @ 19.30pm RTE 1
Ep4 Nov 25th Fethard-on-Sea, Wexford / St. John’s Newfoundland @ 19.30pm RTE 1
Ep5 Dec 02nd Osijek, Croatia / Clondalkin, Dublin @ 19.30pm RTE 1
Ep6 Dec 09th Bridgend Donegal / Portland Maine & Pelham New-Hampshire, USA