Leitrim foodies wanted for 'Tastes Like Home'

Leitrim Observer reporter


Leitrim Observer reporter



Leitrim foodies wanted for 'Tastes Like Home'

Catherine Fulvio

Building on the success of Series One and Two Catherine Fulvio's top RTÉ One TV Show proudly sponsored by Londis, Tastes Like Home, is back for a third series and is looking for participants from Leitrim.

If you want to be the next TV foodie star and have a loved one living abroad then they want to hear from you.

Catherine Fulvio, together with proud sponsor Londis, has issued a call out for applicants who wish to star in the third season of the show which will air on RTÉ One later in 2018. 

“Food is part of our culture and our heritage and it is evident from this TV series, Tastes Like Home, that when we move abroad it is one of the first things we miss about home.  It has been a pleasure for me to bring the distinctive flavours or Ireland to all four corners of the globe and I look forward to doing it again in series three thanks to Londis,” said Catherine Fulvio. 

So far they followed Irish families far and near from South Korea, London, Canada and South Africa with dishes including a mouthwatering seafood platter of smoked scallops and lobster, to a traditional fish pie with a twist and a very Irish nettle and leek soup.  They all have a dish that awakens the very best of memories, and they want you to share yours with the nation! Catherine will visit your loved one wherever they live, be it Hong Kong, Iceland, Poland, Wellington or Brisbane, and help them recreate the dish that "Tastes Like Home".

As well as Irish families with loved ones abroad we are also looking to feature people or families who have settled here and now call Ireland home in these stories Catherine will meet you and then travel to visit your family and friends from your homeland.

Successful applicants will host Catherine in their home and teach her how to whip up their gastronomical delight. Catherine then visits their loved one abroad, taking viewers on a whistle-stop tour of their home away from home, before helping to re-create the dish that for them, tastes like home. 

 Applications are open until the 29th April and you should be available for filming in May/June 2018, any level of cooking skills is required to feature on the show. But a passion for home-made cooking is a must!


Applications close on Sunday 29th April 2018. To apply, simply submit an application form along with three family favourite recipes for consideration. RTÉ One, with the help of Londis, will recruit six successful participants from across the country. Any level of cooking skills is required to feature on the show. But a passion for home-made cooking is a must! 

Visit your local Londis store to pick up an application form or apply directly online at www.tasteslikehome.ie  or post your completed application forms to  "Tastes Like Home TV Show, C/O Another Avenue, 14 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4” or return them to your local Londis.