Season 3 Episode 2 – Contestant Info
Our contributors are husband and wife – Jason & Marie Walsh, and Marie’s Father Anders Lilja who lives in Stockholm. Marie has been living in Ireland for over 9 years now.
Jason has worked 25 years teaching sailing both in Ireland and abroad. 10 of those years in French speaking countries for luxury resorts. His exposure to a variety of cultures and their foods has made him a confident cook. He runs a business, which is directly involved in food production. Marie is Swedish. Marie is a trained Swedish Chef and massage therapist but now runs Jason’s business in typical Swedish efficiency. Jason now does most of their cooking due to his wife’s influence as well a step fact she is heavily pregnant with their first children as they are expecting twins.
Anders, Marie’s Dad is a keen golfer and travels regularly with friends to resorts to enjoy different courses and cultures. He loves his Summer house and enjoys his Mum, Kerstin Lilja-Stridh’s cooking at least once a week. He visits his son, Jon, in Oslo where he is a marine electrician. Jon was also in the Swedish Navy.
Anders loves American cars and worked for many years importing them for Swedish customers, making them road legal for Sweden. Anders often visits, Jason and Marie in Ireland. He loves Ireland very much.
In this episode, we first travel to Stockholm to meet Anders and his Mother Kerstin to find out who is the family member living away from home.
Later Anders rustles up the dish that reminds Marie of home in Stockholm, Meatballs with boiled spuds, brown sauce, lingonberry jelly and pickled cucumbers.
Catherine then travels back to Ireland, to the Gap of Dunloe in hope to replicate Ander’s dish and bring a taste like home over to Marie.