Ber­nice to fea­ture on RTE food show

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SLIGO woman Ber­nice Ann Beukes who is orig­i­nally from South Africa will fea­ture on the RTE food show ‘ Tastes Like Home.

Pre­sented by celebrity chef Cather­ine Ful­vio and spon­sored by Londis, the pop­u­lar pro­gramme is back for a sec­ond se­ries.

The TV show is a cook­ing show with a dash of travel with episodes air­ing on Wed­nes­day evenings at 7.30pm on RTÉ One and run­ning for six weeks.

As part of the show Cather­ine Ful­vio vis­its six fam­i­lies from Belfast, Roscom­mon, Car­rick on Suir, Dublin, Kil­dare and Sligo who will show her how to make their favourite Tastes Like Home dishes, be­fore she jets off to lo­ca­tions around the world to recre­ate the dishes with their friends and fam­ily liv­ing abroad. This year she vis­ited fam­i­lies in South Korea, Cape Town, Mex­ico, LA, Van­cou­ver and Jo­han­nes­burg.

In the third episode air­ing on 22nd Novem­ber, Cather­ine trav­els to South Africa to meet the fam­ily of Ber­nice Ann Beukes from Sligo. They teach Cather­ine how to cook a Sugar Bean Curry to bring a taste of Cape Town to Ire­land for the South African na­tive.

This episode dif­fers from the rest as the show starts in Cape Town and Cather­ine comes home with her new recipe.

Ac­cord­ing to Cather­ine Ful­vio: “We do a re­verse show this year so we start in Cape Town and we hear about their daugh­ter who has been liv­ing in Sligo for the last num­ber of years and we are taught how to make a ‘Sugar Bean Curry’ by her fam­ily as that is a taste she misses from home, so it has been very var­ied this year which has been great”.

“One of my favourite as­pects to the show is the chance to wit­ness first­hand the con­nec­tion peo­ple have with the food they grew up with and the emo­tions stirred with the fond mem­o­ries it evoked. A fa­mil­iar smell, a voice, a taste – it can throw you right back to sit­ting in your mother’s kitchen and for peo­ple liv­ing abroad, the emo­tion is even stronger be­cause they have that phys­i­cal dis­tance from home. We ex­pe­ri­ence some fan­tas­tic things like meet­ing a chee­tah up close in South Africa, zip-lin­ing in the Mex­i­can jun­gle, eat­ing sea urchins in South Korea, as well as visit­ing some of the foodie hotspots in the adopted homes of our par­tic­i­pants.”

Pic­tured above: Celebrity chef Cather­ine Ful­vio and Sligo par­tic­i­pant Ber­nice Ann Beukes who is orig­i­nally from South Africa with staff of the Londis su­per­mar­ket in Grange, North Sligo.

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