A CLARE artisan producer of utensils and kitchenware will feature on a popular RTE cookery programme tonight.
The current series of How To Cook Well, with Rory O’Connell draws to a close tonight and will showcase the work of Éamonn O’Sullivan of Hewn in Ennistymon.
Éamonn works with greenwoods, using traditional techniques and tools to create some of the most tactile kitchen utensils on the market.
Hewn makes vibrant and characterful wooden utensils and kitchenware, and the Galway-based Michelin star restaurant Aniar serves up some of its dishes with Éamonn’s signature spoons.
Éamonn describes his work as a reaction to mass production and the lack of character of everything you see in a shop.
— Éamonn O'Sullivan (@HewnSpoons) December 2, 2020
Popular chef Rory’s sixth series of ‘How To Cook Well has aimed as always to increase the home cook’s skills, confidence and repertoire of recipes.
He has also taken the opportunity to highlight the skills of Irish craftspeople, like Éamonn, whose talents help make food look as delicious and special as it tastes.
Rory said, “Having gone to the effort of creating good food, I feel it’s worth taking the trouble to serve it with equal care. There is an exciting new generation of craftsmen and women in Ireland creating beautiful objects for the table – ceramic plates, linen napkins, brass candlestick holders, handwoven baskets, pottery, carved wooden spoons, handmade chef’s knives and beeswax candles.
“Candlelight really does make everyone look good, and the light given from a beeswax candle has a glow that’s unique.
“Each of these objects just adds something extra to the dining experience, making the meal more than just the food on the plate.”
“I’m delighted to be able to showcase the work of eight of my favourite craftspeople.”
The show airs tonight on RTE1 at 7.30pm.