We’re all in for a treat this month as one of our favourite TV chefs Catherine Fulvio will be sharing her favourite dishes with us in the comfort of our homes.
The special programme ‘Catherine Celebrates’ a mini-series will air seasonally over the coming twelve months. And what better way to start it than with Christmas?
“I am really excited about my new programme, ‘Catherine Celebrates’,” Catherine said. ” I simply love Christmas and all that it stands for – family, food and good times spent together around the table!
This Christmas will be unique and we’ll all celebrate in a way we’ve never celebrated before, with smaller dinner parties and no hugs or hand-holding. Either way Catherine will show us how to do it in style with tasty treats, using delicious Irish artisan producers that won’t break the bank. She’ll virtually meet with the country’s finest artisan producers that are currently supplying us with unique and wonderful tasty choices.
Her first ‘visit’ will be with Carlingford and Kian Louëet-Feisser of the Carligford Oyster Company where Kian educates us all on the world of oysters and shows us how to open them.
“We are delighted that Catherine features our Carlingford Oysters in her show,” Kian said. 99% of the 10 000 tonnes of oysters grown in Ireland are exported and are highly sought after because of their excellent reputation. Oysters are steadily becoming more popular in Irish restaurants so it’s wonderful to see Catherine use oysters as part of her Christmas celebrations and we hope that this will encourage more Irish people to take the plunge and try #oystersathome.”
Other episodes will include Maria Flynn and her husband David from Ballymakenny Farm chatting to Catherine from their Spud Shack; Jarrod Cuffe from ‘Off the Cuffe Bitters’ will take her through an array of bitters in his studio as he shows her how to do a tasting on the back of her hand and drink bitters with just sparkling water; and then Catherine will of course finish on a sweet note when she dishes up one of her own favourite desserts Eggnog Panna Cotta with Cranberries.
Don’t miss ‘Catherine Celebrates’ on RTE One on Monday 21st of December at 7.30pm.