The Lyric Feature – History on a Plate

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History on a Plate Prog 3 Alexis Soyer French Chef Image Name: History on a Plate Prog 3 Alexis Soyer French Chef

Now broadcasting on 19 July instead of 26 July

Prog 3 of 6

History on a Plate part 3 tells the story of French celebrity chef Alexis Soyer’s visit to Ireland in the depths of the famine to build a model soup kitchen.

His biographer Ruth Cowen, describes how his trip started the small relief efforts to combat mass hunger. Historian Cormac Ó Grádá reminds us of official responses to the crisis.

Chef Catherine Fulvio makes a discovery on her family’s land and Domini Kemp cooks Soyer’s famine soup.

Food historian Mairtín Mac Con Iomaire describes the impact of foreign chefs who followed in Soyer’s footsteps.

The reader is Pierre Heuzé. Sound James Daly.

A Rockfinch production by Claire Cunningham for RTÉ lyric FM with the support of the BAI Sound and Vision Scheme.

RTÉ LyricFM Friday 19 July 7pm