June 22, 2011 in News
Paul Flynn, chef patron of The Tannery, launches his new eight-part TV series, ‘Paul Flynn Irish Food’, starting on Tuesday, 28 June on RTÉ One at 7.00 p.m. Celebrating the best of Irish recipes and native produce, acclaimed chef Paul Flynn helps reawaken our passion for home-grown food at its very best.
‘Paul Flynn’s Irish Food’ is a nostalgic look back on growing up with food in Ireland. The TV show is based on An Irish Adventure with Food, part cookbook, part autobiography, which demonstrates Paul’s commitment to simplicity, creating simple, affordable food with humble ingredients. Using basic ingredients and traditional Irish recipes, he embraces home cooking and gives it a modern twist.
In this brand new series, Paul delves into his past and investigates the key moments in his own food history which influence his cooking today. He relives a trip with the scouts to France, he cooks for the monks in the Mount Mellary Monastery and Paul feeds the Irish Defence forces army on a budget, reliving his time in the FCA. Marrying archive footage with family photos and good food, the series shows us how to make cost-effective, simple and delicious dinners using Irish ingredients.
Paul says, ‘I believe that we need embrace the ingredients we are known for and just change the way we think about them, so we can create a modern Irish cuisine. If we want people to respect our food abroad we need to show it some respect at home.I’m not talking about Michelin stars, I’ve done all that. I’m talking about cooking good Irish food with a twist in your own home. That’s what this series is about. It’s revolution in your own kitchen. And I’m here to show you how.’