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My life on a plate: Chef and TV presenter Mark Moriarty

The Greenhouse chef tells Katy McGuinness about the people and places that have inspired his cooking

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Chef Mark Moriarty

Chef Mark Moriarty

Chef Mark Moriarty

Mark Moriarty is the presenter of Cook-in, a new eight-part RTÉ series focusing on home cooking. When he's not making television programmes, Mark works alongside Mickael Viljanen at The Greenhouse in Dublin, which holds two Michelin stars.

Did you grow up in a family where food was important?

My parents worked in mental health, and we ate together as a family every night. Our communication was centred on dinner and I looked forward to it. My mum was a good cook - some of what she did was quite exotic for the 1990s.