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Wednesday 17 September 2014

TV chef Catherine off to Naples for some true Italian inspiration

Melanie Finn

Published 15/04/2014 | 07:54

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The Ballyknocken House owner, who's married to Sicilian native Claudio, will be jetting to Naples to research her new book on Italian cooking. Photo: Tony Gavin

TV chef Catherine Fulvio will be going back to her husband's native country this Easter.

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The Ballyknocken House owner, who's married to Sicilian native Claudio, will be jetting to Naples to research her new book on Italian cooking.

"I've a few places that I want to visit: various bakeries, cake shops, restaurants and a cookery school. There's always something to learn and I'll be going to these places with the idea that they'll be showing me something new," she said.

She'll be travelling over with her daughter Charlotte as the youngster steps into the role of amateur photographer.

"She's only 11 but is showing a real flair for it. It will be great for her and her confidence.

"Whenever we're photographing the recipes at home, she's lurking in the background. It's nice to see that sort of enthusiasm," says Catherine.

Clearly following in her mum's foosteps with an interest in cuisine, she said how her daughter's always putting photos of tasty dishes on Instagram.

"She shows me the photos every so often, and it's always of her friend's breakfast or lunch," she said. A contributor on BBC Radio One's Saturday Kitchen, she is also aiming to release her latest recipe collection in September.

It will look at all the different types of breads from around Italy, including street-food pizzas all the way through to the intricate cakes and cannoli.

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