TG4’s new series ‘Blasta’ is featuring Dublin people and their unique family recipes tonight.
Each week the popular food show visits a different part of Ireland exploring food history and recipes unique to that area by meeting locals.
Featured characters include Catríona Redmond with her father’s favourite Pork Ribs and Champ, Des Geraghty tells us about the origin of Gur Cake in Mannings Bakery and Amy Feeney makes her Granny’s traditional coddle.
Also featured in this week’s programme is David Power, a local chef from the Boxty House in Temple Bar who is keen to see if any of the aforementioned recipes are good enough to make it onto the menu of the restaurant.
Following a pop-up food festival at Meeting House Square, we will find out if these old dishes are worth preserving or should be left in the past?
Earlier this year TG4 and the National Folklore Collection in UCD teamed up to create a unique public history project. Blasta set about exploring the food heritage of Ireland over the past 150 years using family recipes and food objects currently in the hands of members of the public.
The series is presented by well-known Chef and Food Historian Mairtín Mac Con Iomaire and also features Jonny Dillon from the National Folklore collection.
Following a huge reaction from the show and a journey around Ireland by presenter Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire this brand new 8-part series is currently broadcasting on TG4.
Blasta airs Wednesdays at 8:30pm on TG4.
For more see www.blasta.ie