Award-winning chef and restaurateur Neven Maguire shows everyday cooks how to achieve kitchen success with his indispensible culinary guide and cookbook.
Determined to raise the standards of home cooking, Neven Maguire transfers his expertise from the restaurant to the kitchen, offering expert advice to the novice and experienced cook alike. In his straightforward and friendly way, Neven coaches the reader through essential kitchen skills, reinforcing the fundamentals such as basic equipment and cooking terminology, before moving on to demystify more advanced techniques like mastering knife skills and preparing meat and fish.
Accompanying Neven's in-depth knowledge are 130 impeccable recipes derived from his own highly-regarded and award-winning menu, all adapted for the home cook. With recipes ranging from easy to advanced, there are ideas here for every course, including extras such as breads, canapés, condiments and cocktails. Step-by-step instructions and Neven's insightful hints and tips show you how to use your newly-acquired skills and techniques to achieve faultless results.
With its clean, user-friendly design and Neven's endless encouragement, this book will give every cook a little bit of know-how and plenty of new-found confidence in their own ability.
• Red Onion, Olive & Rosemary Focaccia
• Carrot, Ginger & Honey Soup
• Chicken Liver Pâté with Fig Jam
• Gratin of Hake, Prawns & Basil on a bed of Spinach
• Toulouse Sausages with Creamy Apple & Potato Mash, and Red Onion Gravy
• Wild Mushroom Strudel
• Amaretti Baked Peaches with Mascarpone Cream
• White Chocolate Tiramisu
• Apple & Mint Vodka
• Classic Madeira Sauce
About the author
Award-winning chef Neven Maguire is a celebrated name in Irish cookery. He began cooking at the age of 12 in his family’s restaurant, before gaining experience in Michelin-starred kitchens throughout Europe. He is now the proprietor and head chef of MacNean House & Restaurant in County Cavan, voted Ireland’s Best Restaurant 2008 at the prestigious Food & Wine Magazine awards. Neven has appeared on many international TV programmes and is the author of five cookbooks.