Celebrity Chefs Find Antrim Roots In Big Canadian Food Trip

Celebrity chefs Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn discover a Ballymena connection in Canada’s largest city – Toronto on the next episode of Paul and Nick’s Big Canadian Food Trip on UTV, Monday (13 March) at 8pm.

Main dish - duckThousands of Ulster-Scots crossed the Atlantic and settled in Toronto, once nick-named the ‘Belfast of Canada’ in the 1800s. Paul and Nick meet the descendants of Timothy Eaton, an Ulsterman born in Ballymena and founder of Eatons, once Canada’s largest department store. The chefs explore deeper into the Eaton family roots before cooking a selection of Canadian inspired dishes for them to taste.

Along the way the chefs taste some of Canada’s finest cheddars which inspires them to create a cheese and pastry dish, visit a farm friendly butchers and check out the produce at St. Lawrence market in the historic old town of Toronto.

Paul and Nick’s Big Canadian Food Trip is produced by Waddell Media andreceived funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund.

Paul and Nick’s Big Canadian Food Trip will broadcast on UTV on Monday (13 March) at 8pm.

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