Food for Thought on RTE Radio 1 Extra

Food for Thought on RTE Radio 1 Extra

Food for Thought is a series of short documentaries that takes the listener on a journey into the diverse cuisine and cultures of contemporary Ireland. Produced by Derek O' Halloran, the series was made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Episode 1.

Pancakes or Samba – This episode contrasts the traditional Irish way of marking the onset of Lent - Pancake Tuesday - with the much more festive parallel tradition of Carnival. Along the way the programme explores the Brazilian community in Dublin.

Episode 2.

From Myanmar to Mayo – Traces the journey of the Karen people from Myanmar, via a refugee camp in Thailand, to their new home in Castlebar, County Mayo.

Episode 3.

The Long Summer Evenings – Follows two Galway based Muslims during the Ramadan fast exploring how young adults balance the discipline of fasting with their busy modern lives.

Episode 4.

In Search of African Food – Travels to Dundalk to find out about African food in Ireland and its role in helping Irish families from African backgrounds connect with their cultural roots.

Episode 5.

Industrial Orthodoxy – Introduces the story of the Romanian Orthodox parish based in an industrial unit in Blanchardstown - taking the listener along to the Easter celebrations - where each family arrives with an elaborate food basket in preparation for an important religious and cultural ritual.

Episode 6.

Baking Away the Miles - Finds out how one Kerry based Polish family use traditional recipes and a passion for blogging to reduce the distance between Katowice and Kilorglin.

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