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Cabinteely, Dublin to Wellington, New Zealand 

In this episode, we meet retired deputy principal Liz Valloor in Cabinteely, Co. Dublin, and Catherine travels to Wellington, New Zealand.

In wellington we pay a visit to The Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa and Wildlife Sanctuary, Zealandia where we find out the culinary uses of some of the plants.  The people of Wellington love their coffee so Catherine visits Mojo Coffee Bar to find out what make’s New Zealand’s coffee so unique, she learns about Maori foods at Karaka Café and from Maori Chef Rex Morgan at his Boulcott Sreet Bistro, she pays a visit to the NZ Parliament Buildings to meet top Kiwi Chef Shaun Clouston to taste one of his signature dishes + meets fellow Irish man Shane Harmon, CEO of Westpac Stadium in Wellington where Catherine also get’s taught how to perform the haka!

Liz rustles up the dish that reminds James of home in Cabinteely, the Fish Molee a Kerlan Fish curry with lemon rice. Catherine then travels to Wellington to hopefully faithfully replicate Liz’s dish and bring a taste like home over to James.

Gap of Dunloe, Co. Kerry to Stockholm, Sweden

Our contributors this week are husband and wife, Jason and Marie Walsh; and Marie’s Father Anders Lilja who lives in Stockholm. Marie has been living in Ireland for over 9 years now.

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 Anders’ daughter, Marie.

Lusk, Co. Dublin to Sydney, Australia 

Parents Kate and Noel live in Lusk. Kate works as a Legal Secretary. She is married to her husband Noel and has two grown up children, Conor and Sarah. She lives with Noel and her three doggies Molly, Charlie and George in Lusk! Sarah is 27 years old and lives with her partner Aaron in Sydney.

In this episode, we first meet Kate at Lusk Round Tower where we soak in the surrounding views and to find out who is the family member living away from home.

Later Kate rustles up the dish that reminds Sarah of home in Dublin, Homemade Vegetable Soup + Homemade Soda Bread.

In Sydney, Catherine visited some very interesting places – including the sprawling Sydney fish market!

Catherine had a private tour of the auction with the Market Tour Guide Alex, looking at various species of seafood and getting an explanation of the Dutch auction clocks. They then went to Peter’s seafood, tried a Moreton Bay Bug on the boardwalk and then visited Claudio’s, tasting a fresh prawn.

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Catherine also got to chat to Colin O’Riordan, a former star GAA player who is now playing AFL with the Sydney Swans.

From the green hills of county Tipperary to Sydney’s Harbour City, it’s been some journey Colin O’Riordan. The 22-year-old took out Gaelic football’s 2014 young player of the year, twice earned junior All-Ireland honours and was also a star hurler in his youth.

The 10th of July was the day Colin O’Riordan would play his first AFL match as a Sydney Swan and start to make make a name for himself in the AFL, following in the footsteps of fellow countrymen Tadhg Kennelly and Tommy Walsh. The rebounding defender will look to continue his memorable debut season as the Swans push towards another finals campaign in 2019.

Bray, Co. Wicklow to Gran Canaria

Our contributors this week are sisters Nikki and Jill. Jill has been living abroad since she was 18.  She lives in Gran Canaria with her daughter Carolina.

In this episode, we first meet Nikki at the Powerscourt Gardens to find out who is the family member living away from home.  Later Nikki rustles up the dish that reminds Jill of home in Bray, a Pork and Prunes dish.

Catherine then travels to Anfi Tauro in hope to replicate Nikki’s dish and bring a taste like home over to Jill.

Mayo to Cyprus 

In this Tastes Like Home episode, our contributors are parents, Lorcan & Betty – and daughter Colleen. Colleen has been living in Larnaka for 4 years now. She lives there with her husband Julian and their twin daughters, we first meet parents Betty and her husband Lorcan cycling on the Mayo Greenway route to find out who is the family member living away from home.

Lorcan rustles up the dish that reminds Colleen of home in Castlebar, Honey Glazed Ham, parsley sauce, buttery mash and baby carrots. In her childhood they first lived in Toronto Canada before her parents returned home to run a restaurant and night club and it’s this dish that reminds Colleen of the era in her life, as it was always one of the restaurant specials her dad Lorcan the chef would cook.

Betty is mother to Colleen and Shannon. Shannon lives in London. Her husband Lorcan is originally from Edenderry Co. Offaly. They met forty years or so ago in Toronto Canada and returned home to her home county of Co. Mayo in the eighties to run their restaurant and raise their daughters in Ireland. She work’s full time in Baxter Castlebar now in a lab and enjoys travelling, dancing, swimming, walking and exploring The Wild Atlantic Way.

In Cyprus Catherine travels to Larkana & meets with Colleen and a tour guide – who gives her a tour of the famous Medieval Castle of Larnaka; they soak up the sun at Kastella Beach before tasting some of the Cypriot signature Fish dishes Red Mullet & Gilt-head Sea bream at one of the many fish taverns on the beach. To find out more about Cyprus’s culinary scene, Catherine and Colleen take a food tour to taste 1) Stifado (slow cooked beef with onions ), Kleftiko (slow roasted lamb with potatoes) & Galaktoboureko a traditional Greek dessert made with layers of phyllo, sprinkled with melted butter, filled with creamy custard and bathed in scented syrup. Then they head to hills to learn how to make the local Cypriot cheese – halloumi by visiting a local café where it’s still traditionally made.

Then it’s time for Catherine to cook up Lorcan’s ham dish with all the trimmings – but will it Taste Like Home for Colleen?

Cavan to Melbourne, Australia 

This week, we first meet Felicity and her husband Peter at Killykeen Forest Park to find out who is the family member living away from home.  Later Felicity rustles up the dish that reminds Eoin of home in Drumelis, Atlantic Seafood cooked in a coconut broth, basil & truffle mash + crisp green veg.

Catherine then travels to Melbourne where she visits the Queen Victoria Market the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere, we learn about native bush food at the South Melbourne Organic Store, we take a ride on The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, the only Tramcar Restaurant in the World, and drop into the Hotel Windsor to experience their famous afternoon tea. As many Asians populate the city today, there are lots of Asian eateries to be found so Catherine visits a dumpling house which is ranked among the best in the world, followed by a visit to the famous Yarra Valley Wine Region and The Fergusson Winery for a wine tasting before ending up in the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie where they make their own chocolate. It wouldn’t be a trip to Oz without a visit to the iconic Neighbours TV Show  so we had to the set, meet the cast and watch them recording the new series plus we take a trip to the real “Ramsey Street’.

Then it’s time for Catherine to pull out all the stops and recreate Felicity’s seafood dish and hopefully it will still taste like home for Eoin.