Joint-winners of the 2014 edition of the cooking show, Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird are currently filming ahead of the launch of their own TV show – Karena and Kasey’s Foreign Flavours.
The Maori siblings have travelled the world – including Ireland – and published two cookbooks.
“Fáilte Ireland is delighted to be actively highlighting our food offering in Dublin to Karena and Kasey and to New Zealand viewers in the hope that visitors and food lovers will get to sample what Dublin’s landscape and coastal seascape food and produce has to offer when they arrive here,” the Irish Times quoted head of international publicity for Fáilte Ireland, Ciara Sugrue, as saying.
“We believe that Dublin’s new wave of creative hubs, bars, foodie hotspots, microbreweries and art spaces spread right along the city and coastline generates a new atmosphere for visitors.
“Fáilte Ireland’s research shows that just over one third of overseas visitor expenditure in Ireland is spent on food and drink, equating to €2 billion. Ireland’s reputation is fast growing as a world class destination for food lovers.
“Teams of creative and talented chefs and a new generation of small scale artisan producers are the driving force behind this food revolution.”
The 26-year-old Kasey and 27-year-old Karena were studying accountancy and working as a quality control co-ordinator, respecitively, prioir to their MasterChef noteriety.