Neven Maguire gets the Déise treatment on ‘Neven’s Irish Food Trails’

Ireland’s best loved Chef, Neven Maguire, is back on our TV screens with his new series of ‘Neven’s Irish Food Trails’. The new series takes Neven through Cavan, Limerick, Dublin, Meath, Wicklow, Wexford, Cork, Kerry, Carlow, Waterford and Kilkenny.

Next week in the fourth programme Neven travels to Waterford, beginning in the spectacular Comeragh Mountains, where he meets Willie Drohan of Comeragh Mountain Lamb. The pair head out into the mountains to see the herd of Scotch Blackface sheep roaming, and gets educated on how living outdoors in the mountains gives the lamb a unique sweet flavour.

The next stop in County Waterford is Barron’s Bakery, where the traditional Waterford Blaa has been made since 1887. Neven meets Ester Barron, a fourth-generation baker from the Barron family, and gets a lesson on hand-making the famous speciality. He also hears how the Waterford Blaa was awarded Prestigious Protected Geographical Indicator status; something only five food products in Ireland have achieved.

In the final part of the programme, Neven cooks the Comeragh Mountain Lamb butchered by John Wyer, head chef at Forest Avenue Restaurant in Dublin. John demonstrates two simple, yet mouth-watering recipes for Rack and Shoulder of lamb.

Neven’s Irish Food Trails is on RTÉ One on Wednesday 21st March at 8:30pm.