Kevin takes to the beach FOR RTE'S NEW SERIES On Farming in ireland 

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Chef Kevin Thornton pictured cooking with freshly harvested Seaweed and demonstrating its multiple uses for RTE's new series 'Big Week on the Farm' focused on Irish Farming culture.

Thornton talks '25x4 Autumn' & Michelin star loss with Ray D'Arcy

Ray D'Arcy and Chef Kevin Thornton pictures with '25x4 - Autumn'

Ray D'Arcy and Chef Kevin Thornton pictures with '25x4 - Autumn'

CHEF KEVIN THORNTON, ANDREW ZIMMERN and the bog butter

 

 

The two chef's are pictured here with a piece of 4000+ year old bog butter. Photo taken during the filming of Zimmern's Travel Channel hit series 'Bizarre Foods'.

During his research into the history of the archaic delicacy, Thornton discovered the two main reasons as to why butter was buried in a bog. “One reason was to preserve it and the other was to thank the gods. They were offering the bog something special in the butter because the butter was maybe eight to ten kilos which was a big thing.”

“You’re talking about two churns of milk which 4,000 years ago would have been a huge amount of milk.” .
The chef then went on to describe his experience having had the opportunity to taste the 4000 year old butter. “I was really excited about it. We tasted it. There’s fermentation but it’s not like fermentation because it’s gone way beyond that. Then you get this taste coming down and right up through your nose.” .
Kevin is currently in the process of creating his very own big butter, and has promised to keep us updated on its progress.

THE NATURE OF FOOD -

a SILENT DEMONSTRATION FOR

FOOD ON THE EDGE 2015

Using some of his favorite local ingredients, Kevin demonstrates for #FOTE15 using only Irish natural produce to create classic Thornton's dishes.