Loosely based on the recipes of Theodora Fitzgibbon, this new six-part series sees popular food writer Donal Skehan looking back over the last 50 years drawing culinary inspiration from a generation that cooked much more than his own young generation, yet had access to far fewer ingredients.
Neven Maguire brings the Home Chef style to Christmas, and offers interesting recipes, ideal for entertaining. The ingredients may be traditional, but the approach is novel, including a crown of turkey marinated in buttermilk, which he promises is the most moist and most delicious turkey you've ever tasted.
Donal Skehan is back with a brand new series, which as the name implies, offers a culinary and visual spectacle. In each programme, Donal travels to a different county and visits three small, often quirky, food producers. He then cooks three dishes using the producers' ingredients to create the eponymous Feast in a spectacular country house to which the producers are invited.
In Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet, Rachel is at home in Ireland to indulge her passion, and ours, for sweet things. From rich desserts to afternoon tea, children's treats to dinner party wow factor, Rachel has it covered. And with desserts, cakes and confectionery often amongst the most technical of kitchen challenges, there is also a compendium of techniques, tricks and chef's tips designed to help us all get the best possible results.
Rory O'Connell is probably Ireland's most experienced cookery teacher - he has been teaching people how to cook for more than 30 years, having co-founded the Ballymaloe Cookery School with his sister, Darina Allen. And in this brand new series, Rory introduces the timeless, classic, and essential techniques, which every cook needs to understand and implement if they want to cook well.
Lords & Ladles takes the viewer on a historical journey to celebrate our past through the wonders of food and the glories of cooking. The series features three of Ireland's finest chefs: Derry Clarke, Catherine Fulvio and Paul Flynn who are as oddly complementary as the Top Gear trio, with egos to match. Each week, the chefs arrive at a Great Irish Country House and must recreate a grand dinner from its history, while tantalising the TV audience with sumptuous descriptions of the treats that are on the menu. But first they must Draw Lots for the division of labour: one will Gather the ingredients, one will Cook, and one will get to Dine with the Gentry.
Joe Duffy loves to cook and to entertain, and on this show he invites everyone over for lunch. With a selection of alternatives to the traditional Sunday roast, and with the help of guest chefs, the programmes are packed with lots of new ideas for what to serve up for lunch.
Rachel Allen embarks on a cooking adventure along the southern and western coasts of Ireland, searching for the best local produce. Rachel is immersed in rural communities, meeting interesting characters and exploring different approaches to food production.