Tipperary woman features on Tastes Like Home sponsored by Londis with Catherine Fulvio on RTÉ One

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 on RTÉ One and running for six weeks.


As part of the show Catherine Fulvio visits six families from Carrick on Suir, Belfast, Roscommon, Dublin, Kildare and Sligo who will show her how to make their favourite Tastes Like Home dishes, beforTipperary woman features on Tastes Like Home sponsored by Londis with Catherine Fulvio on RTÉ Onee 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, Vancouver and Johannesburg and LA.


On Episode 6 of Tastes Like Home, Ethel Power from Carrick on Suir, Co Tipp teaches Catherine how to cook Aunty Bernadette’s Beef Stew so she can recreate it for her sister Oonagh Gaynor who lives in Los Angeles.

According to Catherine, “One of my favourite aspects to the show is the chance to witness firsthand 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.”

Commenting on the partnership between Londis, Catherine Fulvio and RTÉ, 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.


Tastes Like Homes Series Two Episodes:

November 1st, EP1 Kildare – Jeju, South Korea

November 8th, EP2 Roscommon – Vancouver, Canada

November 22nd, EP3 Sligo – Capetown, South Africa

November 29th, EP4 Dublin – Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

December 6th, EP5 Belfast – Johannesburg, South Africa

December 13th, EP6 Carrick On Suir – Los Angeles, United States



About Londis


There are 130 Londis stores serving local communities all around the country.

As well as offering uncompromisingly friendly customer service, quality produce and excellent value Londis stores have an extra special something that only local people can deliver. Every Londis store is owned and run by locals so every Londis is shaped by and for the local community it lives in. In other words – it’s Local Like You.



Who is Catherine Fulvio?


Born and raised at Ballyknocken, then a working farm, Catherine has an inherent knowledge and understanding of food and cherishes the land and its produce. Catherine has developed her own home at Ballyknocken into a successful award-wining Cookery School and has followed in her mother’s footsteps building on the Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast which perfectly complements the Cookery School adjacent.

Passionate about the ingredients she uses Catherine’s motto is “eat well be well” and her ethos is “farm to table” wherever possible. Her recipes reflect seasonal easily sourced Irish quality ingredients and she is known for her no-fuss approach to food.

Catherine believes recipes should be doable, uncomplicated, interesting and most importantly tasty! This year Catherine will bring some fresh contemporary ideas to the table. You can follow Catherine on twitter (@cfulvio) and on Facebook or visit her website www.catherinefulvio.com or visit www.ballyknocken.com

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