Food Lovers Inspired by Launch of New Food Cookery Demonstration Theatre & Roadshow

Walled City Market, in Derry’s City Centre, hosted the formal launch of a new mobile cookery demonstration theatre and roadshow with Irish Food Heritage Chef, Emmet Mc Court.
The Cookery Road Show is a new initiative funded by Department of Agriculture and Rural Development NI Regional Food Programme, Derry City Council and facilitated by the Old Library Trust. It introduces a new dimension to Irish Food Heritage Project led by Emmet McCourt and brings together live food demonstrations and local indigenous food suppliers.
Speaking at the launch event Emmett welcomed the opportunity to share his passion and knowledge and explained how this new development advances his ambition to breathe new life into traditional recipes.
“It is my ambition to share my passion with as many people as possible through the Cookery Road Show. Through sourcing local artisan produce to make these classical Irish dishes, I also hope to support local business and create a new live cooking experience. I hope it will inspire many to take a new perspective with the many amazing untold stories of local food and its connection to our unique social history”.
The road show adds a new dimension to the Irish Food Heritage Project. The Mobile Cookery Demonstration Theatre & Roadshow is a fully fitted mobile demonstration kitchen that will tour the various markets, fairs and food events throughout Ireland.
Mayor, Cllr Brenda Stevenson, who attended the launch said:
“This innovate resource provides an exciting platform for the promotion of local food and food producers. It will support the animation of Ireland’s Food Heritage story through interactive demonstrations and provide a new experience for community and heritage audiences. I believe it will energise a new generation of food lovers by bringing together classical menus with the unique taste of their home grown produce”.
Louise Millsopp, Head of Supply Chain Development Branch (DARD) also commenting on the initiative said:
“This unique project offers a window into the past to gain a wider understanding of the culinary history of regional Irish food which can provide competitive advantage in the marketplace. I would like to wish the Irish Food Heritage Project every success in their adoption of this new approach to conveying factual information about quality regional food and food heritage through the use of the mobile cookery demonstration theatre”.
Emmett cooked up a storm in Guildhall Square in the afternoon at the Walled City Market. He included dishes such as Pigs Trotters & Stout, Corned Beef Cabbage & Boxty. He was joined in the Road Show by local suppliers Glens of Antrim Potatoes, Glebe Wagyu Beef, Donnybrewer Hand Crafted Butter and Broightergold Rapeseed Oil.
More details on how to book the Cookery Demonstration Theatre & Road Show is available by visiting
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