Everybody wants to be able to throw the perfect dinner party, and in this stylish new series Rachel Allen will show viewers exactly how to do that.
Each week, a different group of people (friends or colleagues) will join Rachel in her studio kitchen for an exclusive dinner party. One of this group will act as Rachel's sous chef helping her prepare a mouth watering three course meal. They will have been nominated by the group because they are the most competitive dinner party host. Now they will have to really "up their game" and prove what an accomplished cook they are. This will be a unique opportunity for our apprentice and our guests to learn from one of cooking's most accessible teachers as to how to pull off the perfect dinner party!
Donal shows novice cooks how to create really tasty dishes for a variety of occasions, including a BBQ, a romantic dinner, a birthday party, Sunday lunch for the women who taught him how to cook (his mother and grandmother) and a fishing trip.
Donal also returns to the scene of his triumphant Peter Pan show, the Tivoli Theatre, and cooks an after-show party for the cast and crew of this year's panto, Beauty and the Beast.
Chef Martin Shanahan is back on TV with a new mission - to get people eating fish every day! He is determined to bring the fish revolution to every midland town of Ireland. Watch out Thurles, Roscommon, Carlow - as Martin is on his way.
In his new series Martin's Still Mad About Fish, Martin travels around Ireland bringing his seafood delights to non coastal towns, helping local businesses and getting fish-hating consumers to eat fish - with surprising results.
Martin attempts to bring back the once popular indigenous shell fish back to the urban streets, like cockles and mussels in Dublin, oysters in Galway and periwinkles in Clare. During his journey Martin will share the secrets of his recipes and in doing so he hopes to inspire the country to eat more fish cooking simple and inspirational dishes.
Martin's catchphrase 'No Skin, No Bone, No Problem' has taken the mystery out of cooking fish. Martin's aim is to make every day a fish day in Ireland.
From over 1000 applications from across Ireland, just fifty people have made it through to the audition stage of the first ever MasterChef Ireland. Out of that 50 the Final 16 MasterChef contestants will be chosen to compete for the coveted title of MasterChef Ireland and a prize of €25,000.
Each cook will have 55 minutes to prepare and plate up a dish that will persuade Nick and Dylan to award them a coveted MasterChef Ireland apron and a place in the competition.
A 'yes' from both judges will get them through but if the judges disagree they will have to come back and cook again in the cook-off.
The pressure is on as the top amateur cooks in the country start the battle for a place in the Final 16 and a chance to becomes the first-ever MasterChef Ireland
Rachel Allen 'returns to her roots' back home in Ireland, taking on a looser and more relaxed presentational style in delivering her no-nonsense vision of achievable and delicious family food, in Rachel Allen's Easy Meals.
Rachel lets us into her life as never before, sharing her own passion, expertise and insight, as well as that of the close friends, family and suppliers that she lives and works with everyday, through location stories shot in and around Ballymaloe in Ireland, Rachel's home.
Chef Paul Flynn wants to start a food revolution. Using basic ingredients and traditional Irish recipes he embraces home cooking and gives it a modern twist.
In the series Paul delves into his past and investigates the key moments in his own food history which influence his cooking today. He relives a trip with the scouts to France, he cooks for the monks in the Mount Mellary Monastery and Paul feeds the Irish Defence forces army on a budget, reliving his time in the FCA. Marrying archive footage with family photos and good food the series shows us how to make cost effective, simple and delicious dinners using Irish ingredients.
Take two chefs - one with a passion for Surf, one with a passion for Turf. Send them to eight beautiful locations around Ireland to create local signature dishes. Invite twenty people from the area and let them decide the winner. Let Martin & Paul's Surf n' Turf challenge begin!
Martin Shanahan (of RTE's Martin's Mad About Fish) and Paul Flynn (RTE's Paul Flynn: Irish Food) are two of Ireland's best known chefs. Both have a passion for Irish food and local produce. Martin has become an ambassador for Irish seafood while Paul is passionate about all forms of meat, especially pork. This new RTE Cork series celebrates the best of Irish produce in 8 beautiful locations.
The formidable ICA mentors Imelda Byrne, Josephine Helly and Marie McGuirk take some young women in hand for some training at ICA headquarters. They will be schooled in the domestic sciences and along the way taught the value of thrift, camaraderie, independence and the glory of brown bread!
Kevin Dundon wants two things from Santa. He wants great food, but most importantly he want it hassle free.
In Kevin Dundon’s Christmas Made Easy, the Wexford based chef brings us into his home and gives us the benefit of his experience. There’s top tips for keeping the turkey moist, two great stuffing recipes and fool proof roast potatoes.
If turkey isn’t your thing, Kevin’s alternative is a delicious rack of pork with his fool proof crackling. For everything from hassle free eggnog to a sinful cherry tiramisu, this is the only food show you’ll need this Christmas.
Rachel Allen's Cake Diaries is a brand new series in which Rachel takes a personal look at how cakes can, and do, play a part in a life full of family and friends. Rachel reveals that cake is about so much more than the traditional celebrations we all recognise. Her 'Diaries' reveal a myriad of life events – from the big family occasions through to coffee with friends – that can all be made so much more pleasurable with cake.
Wherever you are, or whatever you're doing, Rachel reveals that there is a cake to suit the mood or the moment. It might be muffins, cupcakes, brownies or blondies, a show-stopping triple layer cake or a fool-proof sponge. With tips on icing and decorating, as well as baking and serving, this is a series packed with great advice and absolutely stunning cakes that everyone will want in their own kitchen diary.
Donal Skehan is back and he's on a mission. He wants to show people just how easy it is to prepare delicious, home-cooked food. And to do it, Donal is taking his third series on the road in a vintage Citroen H van and laying out his stall at festivals and gatherings around the country. It's Donal's HomeCooked roadshow.
In his new 10 part series chef Kevin Dundon showcases some ingredients Ireland is renowned for such as beef, cheese and seafood and transforms them into deliciously tasty modern Irish dishes. We have some of the best food produce and ingredients in the world but Irish food is often thought to consist of nothing but stews and potatoes. He takes on time-honoured traditional dishes and ingredients and gives them a twist as only he can. So this series features modern takes on pork, beef and seafood. And there are several delicious ways to cook and serve our national vegetable, the potato.