Ring of Kerry Lamb is a very new brand, started in 2009 by 35 sheep farmers in Kerry who realised that drastic action had to be taken to avoid the disappearance of their hill farming and shepherding traditions, and to remain in business. They now produce lamb 12 months of the year to meet the year-round demand for 'spring' lamb. Neven meets Denis Carroll, one of the farmers, on his farm near Killarney.
Neven then cooks Lamb Rogan Josh and Raita and Pilau Rice in front of a small crowd in Avoca's store in Rathcoole.
Uniquely, Murphy's uses only Irish barley and in part two of this first programme of his new series, Neven learns about how stout is made in the Kiln Bar at their Cork brewery. Despite owning a restaurant with its own bar, Neven has never pulled a pint, so he learns how to pull the perfect pint, and discovers why the 'two part pour' is just for show.
In his kitchen in Blacklion, Neven cooks two pork dishes - Grilled Loin of Pork and Caramelised Shoulder of Pork.