Rooskey farmer for TV feature

Rooskey sheep farmer, Mary McGowan, and her daughter Lisa, will appear on next Monday’s (19th) episode of ‘Tastes Like Home’ on RTÉ One with celebrity chef, Catherine Fulvio.

Mary runs a sheep farm with her husband Tom and their son Ronan in Rooskey while her daughter Lisa works as a nurse in Vancouver, where she lives with her fiancé, Ian McCarthy, a doctor from Cork.

Lisa, a big GAA fan, who plays for the Vancouver Ladies team, misses home-cooked foods, especially her favourite, Roscommon Spring Lamb. Her mother Mary teaches Catherine her recipe for a modern twist on the family favourite, complete with apricot barbecue glaze, roast vegetables with a couscous salad and harissa-style dressing.

Catherine then travels to Vancouver to try and replicate this dish by trying to find the next best thing to Roscommon Spring Lamb cutlets, in the hope of bringing a taste of Roscommon to Lisa’s home.

Lisa McGowan said of her experience: “I really enjoyed tasting a wide variety of foods with Catherine…for example just in our filming at Granville Island I had eaten a pickle, a Nanaimo bar and had a beer and all before 10 am!”

The Tastes Like Home episode featuring the McGowans will be aired on RTÉ One at 8.30 pm on Monday, October 19th.