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‘Angeline’s Home Cooks’ returns with two new kitchen rookies.
‘Angeline’s Home Cooks’, sponsored by Safefood and Tesco, is a whole new take on cookery shows.
Episode three sees non-cooks Ruth Leonard and Aine Genockey take on a crab cakes and pork cassoulet.
Interviews with home cooks and non-cooks available on request.
‘Angeline’s Home Cooks’ Episode 3 airs Thursday 18th September at 8.30pm on TV3.
Angeline’s Home Cooks returns this week with the third episode, bringing cooking back to basics. Presented by Angeline Ball, this innovative TV3 series will bring all the lost techniques and skills to homely dishes back in vogue.
In each episode, there will be two home cooks who share their recipes with two non-cooks, people who have never learnt the basics, who have confessed to burning down kitchens and poisoning family members!
Episode three will see non-cooks Ruth Leonard and Aine Genockey take on a crab cakes and pork cassoulet.
Mother of two, Ruth, a marketing manager for Erdinger Lager blames her commute and lack of kitchen confidence for her weak track record in the kitchen. She gets a 7:40am train every morning from Drogheda to Shelbourne Road and works in Ballsbridge. Her husband drives the family car to his office, which is in Temple Bar. Both are on the road from very early. Ruth’s mother, who is an amazing cook, feeds her children as she minds them and sends them home with her and Andrew’s evening meals on plates covered in tin foil!
Our second non-cook Aine, lives with her partner, Triona, who is a great cook. Aine says a healthy level of competition is important for a successful relationship and that’s why she wants to up her game in the kitchen! Aine confesses to being very competitive and has played football for the Irish Women’s Football team, travelling all over Europe with them. Aine’s teammate, Seana, told us that Aine used to survive on rice krispie squares when the team was on the road. Aine once cooked fajitas for Triona but accidentally put chillies in instead of peppers and nearly blew her head off! Needless to say it was a bit of a disaster but also very funny.
Aine was a very fussy eater growing up but believes she has become more adventurous in what she eats since then. She still has some specifics that she insists on, she will eat red peppers but not yellow ones, she will only eat onions if chopped exceptionally small and she would never eat a mushroom. She doesn’t eat fish and hates the notion of it being served with a head, eyes and a tail.
Enter the home cooks - Lynda Bateman and Mervyn Gill!
Lyndais a writer and blogger. She is originally from Pennsylvania but now lives in Greystones with her husband, John and their ten-year-old daughter, Daisy.
Lynda comes from a family of cooks. Two of her brothers are professional chefs and her parents owed a local deli at home, famous for its traditional home cooked American dishes. Lynda’s Pork, Venison, Beer & Coffee chilli was a big hit in the deli. Lynda is passionate about cooking and wanted to appear on Angeline’s Home Cooks to share her love of American cooking with our non-cooks. Her dish is crab cakes. Unlike other crab cakes, Lynda’s are not crammed full of potato but are all crab. She teams them with a gorgeous homemade tartare sauce.
Once the non-cooks have mastered the crab cakes, we turn up the heat and send them home to recreate it for their nearest and dearest.
Next they are then handed over to Sales Manager Mervyn, from Portadown, Co Armagh. Mervyn absolutely loves cooking. His father is responsible for his fantastic cooking skills. He had Mervyn and his siblings in the kitchen from a young age and they’ve all grown up with a passion for cooking. Mervyn makes a huge array of dishes. He even makes his own sausages from scratch! He also grows his own herbs and vegetables. Mervyn is making a Pork Cassoulet,which he has been cooking for over twenty years. He has tweaked it over the years and it’s a family favourite.
After Ruth and Aine leave Angeline’s Home Cooks with two recipes under their belts, we revisit them some weeks later to see if they are putting their new found kitchen skills into practice!
For all of the recipes featured on the show, plus a few additional treats, click here.
‘Angeline’s Home Cooks’ Episode 3 airs Thursday 18th September at 8.30pm on TV3.
This mouth-watering TV3 series is sponsored by Tesco Ireland and Safefood.
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NOTES TO EDITOR:
The Top 20 Favourite Irish Homemade Meals:
• Fish Pie
• Beef/ Lamb Stew
• Meat & Two Veg
• Shepherd’s Pie/ Cottage Pie
• Sunday Roast (Chicken/ Lamb/ Beef)
• Spaghetti Bolognese
• Savoury Pie (eg: Beef & Guinness, Chicken & Leek, Cheese & Onion)
• Homemade Hamburgers
• Casserole (Chicken/ Vegetable/Beef/ Seafood)
• Sausages & Mash
• Seafood Chowder
• Stir fry (Chicken/ Vegetable/ Beef/ Seafood)
• Bacon & Cabbage
• Chilli Con Carne
• Steak & Chips
• Curry (Chicken/ Vegetable/Beef/ Seafood)
• Savoury Tart / Quiche
• Fish & Chips
Vision Independent Productions (VIP) is an Irish based company that develops unique entertainment and lifestyle formats for Television and the Web. The formats are created and produced by VIP in Ireland and the UK and then the formats are licensed into territories across the world through distributors and production partners.
Philip Kampff who had returned to Ireland from London where he was a TV producer established VIP in 2003. His credits in London included the Situation Comedy Get Well Soon by Ray Galton and John Antrobus (BBC), Noel’s House Party (BBC) and Lee Evans live at Wembley (Universal/Little Mo).
As VIP has grown substantially since 2003 it has built a strong management team and attracts creative talent who share the company vision for quality and originality.
Angeline Ball Biog
Angeline Ball, an actress, wife and mother of two, who some years ago as a non-cook, challenged herself to learn all she could about cooking. Married to a French man, she now gets to spend some wonderful times in the South of France feeding her passion for cooking. Angeline feels as she has now lived in both camps, as a cook and a non-cook, she is the perfect person to encourage and help our rookies develop a love for cooking so they too can feed their family and friends in the best possible fashion.
Angeline’s Film Credits include: Albert Nobbs (Mockingbird Pictures), Cold Turkey, Hard Times (Feature Productions), Holy Water (Feature Productions), Dead Long Enough (Blu Egg Production), Tiger’s Tale, Bloom (Stalheim Ltd), The General (Red Sword Production), The Gambler (Gambler Production), Brothers in Trouble (BBC/Renegade Films), Two Nudes Bathing (Painted World Ltd), My Girl II (Columbia), The Commitments (20th Century Fox), Bait (Monogram), I’ll Do Anything (Columbia), Ransom (Sky), The Mall (Warner Bros.), and Trojan Eddie (Cairnda WN Ltd).
Her Television Credits include: Shameless (Company Productions), EastEnders (BBC1), Doc Martin (Buffalo Pictures), Warriors (Bell Town Films), What we Did on our Holidays (Granada Television), Rose and Maloney (ITV), Ulysses (Stalheim Ltd), Anytime Now (BBC), Score (BBC Wales), Christmas Carol (London Weekend Television), Randall & Hopkirk Deceased (Working Title), Peak Practice VIII (Carlton), Our Friends in the North (BBC), Casualty (BBC), Highlander (Gaumont Production), and Over The Rainbow (ITV).
Her Theatre Credits include: In Skagway (Arcola Theatre), Greta Garbo Comes to Donegal (Tricycle Theatre), Playboy of the Western World (Abbey Theatre & Peacock Theatre), and The Plough and the Stars (Dublin Gaiety Theatre).
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