Tue 2:00pm GMT
A History of Irish Food with Tadgh Byrne: Ep 5
A five part mini-series for SPFTV centres around the Irish diet, with a focus on culinary history and, to a lesser extent, food production. Tadgh will visit some iconic historic locations around Ireland, chat with a range of guests from historians and food scientists to foragers, chefs and farmers while sampling plenty of delicious food along the way.
Episode 5. Modern Ireland (1990-2021)
Ireland's top food historian Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire tells how a new approach to cuisine has emerged in Ireland with increased numbers of Michelin stars. Tadgh chats to cafe owner Ray O'Neill emerging food trends like veganism rapidly becoming mainstream and the independent Coffee shops that are popping up everywhere. Chef Paul Smith talks about a new Food and Drink network that has been putting County Wicklow on the map before Tadgh visits food truck owner Eoin Coyle for a foodie tour around Galway city
Join chef and Food Studies graduate Tadgh Byrne as he explores Ireland’s rich history through the medium of food. The series will showcase Ireland’s culinary history from prehistoric times to the present day, demonstrating how our past has affected the way we eat today and highlighting a range of people who are doing interesting and innovative things around food in 2021.
This informative yet fun show is suitable for all ages. It will especially appeal to Irish diaspora and those with an interest in food or history, and is sure to help put Ireland on the map as a foodie destination in the coming years.
Tadgh will visit some iconic historic locations around Ireland, chat with a range of guests from historians and food scientists to foragers, chefs and farmers while sampling plenty of delicious food along the way.
Artist: Tadgh Byrne
Film Maker: The Reelists
Dr. Mairtin Mac Con Iomarie – Lecturer and Food Historian
Karen Nolan – Restaurant Manager and Food Studies Graduate
Ray O’Neill: Owner SLICE and Cake Cafes, Dublin
Paul Smith: Hospitality Consultant, Wicklow
Eoin Coyle: Owner, Atlantic Drifters, Galway
Commissioned By St. Patrick's Festival