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With a live session from Aurelio Martinez

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 November 2011

Cerys is joined for a live session by Garifuna artist Aurelio Martinez from Honduras. Aurelio is a tradition-bearer of the Garifuna culture that fuses African and Caribbean roots. Aurelio recorded his latest album Laru Beya in Honduras and Belize, and it features contributions from Youssou N'Dour and Orchestra Baobab. It describes the struggles of the past and hopes for the future of the Garifuna, a community which originated from African slaves ship-wrecked on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. Aurelio and his band performed at the WOMAD festival earlier this year.

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  • Easy risotto with bacon & peas


    1 onion
    6 rashers streaky bacon , chopped
    300g risotto rice
    1l hot vegetable stock
    100g frozen peas

    Finely chop the onion. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a knob of butter in a pan, add the onions and fry until lightly browned (about 7 minutes). Add the bacon and fry for a further 5 minutes, until it starts to crisp.

    Add the rice and stock, and bring to the boil. Stir well, then reduce the heat and cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes until the rice is almost tender.

    Stir in the peas, add a little salt and pepper and cook for a further 3 minutes, until the peas are cooked. Serve sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan and freshly ground black pepper.

  • Cerys with Aurelio Martinez

    Cerys with Aurelio Martinez


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