Wednesday 16 January 2019

Clodagh serves up more treats on top US show

SHE is well established in the US, and chef Clodagh McKenna jetted back over to American soil to appear on a leading daytime TV show this week.

The restaurateur, who trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork, was invited along to the Rachael Ray Show, an Emmy award-winning slot.

She filmed a segment with the crew of the popular programme, which will be broadcast to audiences in two weeks' time as part of season nine of the series.

It is not Clodagh's first time rustling up a feast in the kitchen on Rachael Ray's Show.

In addition to becoming one of Ireland's most recognisable faces in the food industry throughout her 15-year career, Clodagh has been very proactive about spreading her wings overseas.

American viewers are also familiar with her from her appearances on NBC's The Today Show and The Nate Berkus Show.

And she recently took the US by storm with Clodagh's Irish Food Trails, which aired on PBS and Create TV.

It was an instant sensation and reached 15 million in the viewership stakes.

The chef has also published two of her cookbooks there.

She released Homemade - which has since been translated into German - there in 2010; and saw her 2012 offering Clodagh's Kitchen Diaries hit the shelves in the States in March, 2013.

The culinary queen flew off to New York last week and was accompanied by her close friend Sile Seoige.

She enjoyed a working afternoon in front of the cameras in between shopping and running along the Hudson River.

Clodagh and broadcaster pal Sile returned to Ireland yesterday.

The familiar faces have enjoyed a friendship for several years and regularly attend events together.

It is not known if 34-year-old gaelgoir Sile took on any meetings regarding potential projects while in the US.

The former Newstalk anchor is operating freelance at the moment and recently saw her latest TV series, GIG for TG4, air on Irish screens.


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