West Kerry and its food to take cen­tre stage on TG4 show ‘Blasta’ tonight

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

WEST KERRY is no stranger to tele­vi­sion screens – and this week, three lo­cal women will ap­pear on TG4 show ‘Blasta’.

The TV se­ries has been trav­el­ling around the coun­try, and its con­trib­u­tors have taken view­ers through recipes en­twined with lo­cal­i­ties’ food her­itage and his­tory.

Tonight (De­cem­ber 5) at 8.30pm, TG4 will screen its visit to the Corca Dhuib­hne Gaeltacht – and view­ers can look for­ward to delv­ing into the knowl­edge and cook­ery ex­per­tise of Deirdre Flan­nery, Eibh­lín Ní Chearna, and Áine De­laney.

The se­ries ad­dresses how ‘passed-on recipes’ are close to ex­tinc­tion in to­day’s dig­i­tal age, with recipes in­creas­ingly im­ported from other cul­tures in­stead.

The west Kerry episode of the se­ries goes from pick­ing shell­fish to serv­ing up ‘spot­ted dog’ cake, with the fa­mous Dick Mack’s bar tak­ing cen­tre stage.

Deirdre Flan­nery will ap­pear on TG4’s ‘Blasta’ tonight.

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