Monday, March 10, 2014
Carlingford and the North East
Clodagh McKenna steps aboard a yacht on Carlingford Lough, renowned for its mussels and oysters, and meets skipper Michael Caine. Clodagh watches a multi-million Euro mussel dredger lift, sort and spread the mollusks. She then fulfills her long-standing ambition to drive a powerboat. Back on shore, Clodagh visits the Carlingford Oyster Company's oyster beds and learns about different types of oysters. Finally, Clodagh watches chef Denis Crompton prepare local mussels and oysters.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Dublin and Dun Laoghaire
In Dublin, Clodagh visits two thriving markets: Temple Bar in the city center and Dun Laoghaire. She meets a Belgian chocolatier, a farmer making wine from his own grapes, and Terry McCoy, the owner of the Red Bank Inn in Skerries who cooks Dublin Bay prawns.
Monday, March 24, 2014
CLODAGH'S IRISH FOOD TRAILS takes viewers on a culinary journey across the Emerald Isle. In her American television debut, accomplished chef, food journalist and award-winning cookbook author Clodagh McKenna travels the length and breadth of Ireland - from Valentia Island in Kerry to Fanad Head in Donegal - in search of the best food, farmers' markets and more. Along the way, Clodagh meets the passionate artisans, fishermen and farmers responsible for producing, catching and growing some of the country's most delicious fare. Clodagh then enlists the help of local chefs to demonstrate accessible, family-friendly recipes. Clodagh's travels highlight some of Ireland's most striking geography and intriguing destinations, including Skelligs Rocks, a 6th-century monastery perched 600 feet above the sea, Dingle's sea caves and Fastnet Rock's famous lighthouse.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Clodagh begins the episode at the iconic Rock of Cashel before visiting farmers' markets in Cahir and Carrick-on-Suir. Amid Tipperary's rich farmland and orchards, Clodagh meets apple and potato growers, organic beef farmers and cheesemakers responsible for the world-famous Cashel Blue cheese.