As ever, the Corkman will aim to increase the home cook’s skills, confidence and repertoire of recipes, while giving familiar ingredients an imaginative twist.
The format of the new eight-part series has also been given an imaginative twist, as the host takes the opportunity to highlight the skills of Irish craftspeople whose talents help make food look as delicious and special as it tastes.
Rory explains: “Having gone to the effort of creating good food, I feel it’s worth taking the trouble to serve it with equal care.
“I’m delighted to be able to showcase the work of eight of my favourite craftspeople.”
In episode one, Rory prepares Gratin of Goat’s Cheese with Sundried Tomato Oil, Baguette Wafers and a Leaf Salad, followed by Chicken with Red Lentils, Turmeric and Coriander, served with rice and peas. He also makes a side dish of Onion Thayir Pachadi (Raita) and Poppadoms. Dessert is Pistachio Cake with Mango and Lime.
The first of his new weekly craft segments takes us to Cloyne in East Cork, and highlights the talents of Elements of Action. Brass candleholders and napkin rings are among the bespoke furniture and gifts handcrafted by Elements of Action partners Edward Coveney and Esther Gerrard.