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NEVEN'S IRISH FOOD TRAILS

Thursday, May 30th

9:30pm on
Runtime: 00:29:00
Widescreen

Kilkenny NEW

On tonight's programme, Neven's food trail leads him first to Abbeyleix, Co. Laois where he meets Helen Gee of G's Gourmet Jams. Helen shares a simple yet scrumptious recipe for raspberry jam, which takes less than half an hour to make - perfect for all home chefs. Neven travels on to Bennettsbridge in Kilkenny to meet one of Ireland's most renowned potters, Nicholas Mosse. Nicholas shows Neven the art of 'throwing' Irish clay on his potter's wheel, firing up the kiln and his distinctive sponge-decorating techniques. Neven's final stop is Kilkenny City and the Michelin Star Campagne restaurant. Head Chef Gareth Byrne specialises in the Classic French style of cooking and shows Neven how to make Chicken Pithivier, an en croute dish. Back on board the Shannon Princess Neven cooks his delicious Irish Stew.

Friday, May 31st

3:30am on
Runtime: 00:29:00
Widescreen

Kilkenny

On tonight's programme, Neven's food trail leads him first to Abbeyleix, Co. Laois where he meets Helen Gee of G's Gourmet Jams. Helen shares a simple yet scrumptious recipe for raspberry jam, which takes less than half an hour to make - perfect for all home chefs. Neven travels on to Bennettsbridge in Kilkenny to meet one of Ireland's most renowned potters, Nicholas Mosse. Nicholas shows Neven the art of 'throwing' Irish clay on his potter's wheel, firing up the kiln and his distinctive sponge-decorating techniques. Neven's final stop is Kilkenny City and the Michelin Star Campagne restaurant. Head Chef Gareth Byrne specialises in the Classic French style of cooking and shows Neven how to make Chicken Pithivier, an en croute dish. Back on board the Shannon Princess Neven cooks his delicious Irish Stew.

Thursday, June 13th

9:30pm on
Runtime: 00:29:00
Widescreen

County Wicklow NEW

Neven's first destination tonight is the spectacular Powerscourt Estate in Co. Wicklow where he meets Pamela Walsh and Brett Stephenson of Wicklow Way Wines, Ireland's first fruit wine producers. He continues on to the winery to discover how Irish strawberries, blackberries and wild elderberries are used to create an innovative and uniquely Irish wine. Then Neven ventures into the great outdoors in Kilkenny and joins mushroom expert Bill O'Dea on a woodland foraging trip in the Castlecomer Discovery Park. Bill shows Neven his tips for finding a treasure trove of flavoursome wild mushrooms. Neven's final stop is County Longford and the Viewmount Hotel. Head Chef Gary O'Hanlon describes his style of cooking as "Irish ingredients with elegance" and teaches Neven how to make a dish using Finnebrogue venison. On board the Shannon Princess, Neven prepares Vegetable Curry with Fragrant Rice.

Friday, June 14th

3:30am on
Runtime: 00:29:00
Widescreen

County Wicklow

Neven's first destination tonight is the spectacular Powerscourt Estate in Co. Wicklow where he meets Pamela Walsh and Brett Stephenson of Wicklow Way Wines, Ireland's first fruit wine producers. He continues on to the winery to discover how Irish strawberries, blackberries and wild elderberries are used to create an innovative and uniquely Irish wine. Then Neven ventures into the great outdoors in Kilkenny and joins mushroom expert Bill O'Dea on a woodland foraging trip in the Castlecomer Discovery Park. Bill shows Neven his tips for finding a treasure trove of flavoursome wild mushrooms. Neven's final stop is County Longford and the Viewmount Hotel. Head Chef Gary O'Hanlon describes his style of cooking as "Irish ingredients with elegance" and teaches Neven how to make a dish using Finnebrogue venison. On board the Shannon Princess, Neven prepares Vegetable Curry with Fragrant Rice.

Thursday, June 20th

9:30pm on
Runtime: 00:29:00
Widescreen

Dublin NEW

In this final programme of Neven's Irish Food Trails, Neven heads to Dublin to meet an artisan food producer who combines ancient Mexican cooking techniques with traditional Irish ingredients. Philip Martin of Blanco Nino uses Irish GM-free corn to manufacture Mexican tortillas, and shows Neven how to create a Mexican tortilla dish. From Dublin, Neven travels to County Kilkenny and the Jerpoint Glass Studio where he tries the art of glass blowing to create his own wine glass. Neven's next destination is County Limerick and the Mustard Seed Country House Hotel where Chef Angel Pirev shares a recipe for succulent beef sirloin. And it's back on board the Shannon Princess for the last time to prepare his delicious homemade Viennetta ice-cream.

Friday, June 21st

3:30am on
Runtime: 00:29:00
Widescreen

Dublin

In this final programme of Neven's Irish Food Trails, Neven heads to Dublin to meet an artisan food producer who combines ancient Mexican cooking techniques with traditional Irish ingredients. Philip Martin of Blanco Nino uses Irish GM-free corn to manufacture Mexican tortillas, and shows Neven how to create a Mexican tortilla dish. From Dublin, Neven travels to County Kilkenny and the Jerpoint Glass Studio where he tries the art of glass blowing to create his own wine glass. Neven's next destination is County Limerick and the Mustard Seed Country House Hotel where Chef Angel Pirev shares a recipe for succulent beef sirloin. And it's back on board the Shannon Princess for the last time to prepare his delicious homemade Viennetta ice-cream.