Cabinteely mother cooks up a storm in popular RTE show

by Rebecca Ryan
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Cabinteely’s Liz Valoor and with chef Catherine Fulvio cooking up a storm

A Cabinteely woman is one of 12 Irish contestants to feature in the returning popular RTE series, Taste Like Home, with Catherine Fulvio.

Over six weeks loved chef Catherine Fulvio will travel to six families in Ireland and abroad to help her establish a meal that ‘tastes like home.’

Liz Valoor is in the opening episode and will teach Catherine how to make her special Fish Molee, Kerala Fish Curry and Lemon and Turmeric Rice, which is a favourite of her son James.

James has been living in Wellington, New Zealand for 14 years and works as a Sports Scientist. He lives there with his wife Ani.

The show opens with Catherine spending time with Liz in Cabinteely before the Tastes Like Home team take to the skies and travel to Wellington to meet James and re-create the much-loved recipe from home.

Speaking of her experience on the show Liz, a retired deputy principal in a Deis school in Loughlinstown, said doing the show helped her connect with her son even more.

“I thought filming would be intimidating, the preparation for family and friends daunting, yet from the beginning everything fell into place.

“The first sunny day and we sat outside. Catherine was so friendly and natural and made it a joy to be part of the programme.

“Tastes Like Home was special on many levels. It helped me connect with James through a time in the past that we both resonated with and were able to bring it into the present.

“We will have a very special record for James and his family forever more. You can’t get better than that.”

James was also thrilled with the opportunity and said, “it was a great experience and my friends loved the food.”

Sales Director of Londis Conor Hayes said: “The Irish are no strangers to the emotional relationship between food and family, and it’s this local connection that inspires our commitment to the sponsorship of the show year on year.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Catherine Fulvio and RTE for a third year on this TV series, bringing homely recipes to Irish families around the world.”

Liz’s episode will air on RTE ONE at 7.30pm on 5 November.

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