This collection of classic and contemporary winter dishes features recipes for every occasion: From a hearty Bean soup with sausage to Chicken braised with ginger and star anise, Beef provencale, and Baked cheese and spinach cannelloni, here are recipes to warm up the coldest day. And for a little sweet something, how about a Rhubarb crumble or Pears poached in wine?
All recipes are triple-tested in our test kitchen to ensure your cooking success. So sit back and enjoy the colder days with a lovely bowl of warming food.
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
Since his childhood, brought up in a little fishing village outside Dublin, food and cooking have been a major part of Donal's life. Growing up and experimenting with different flavours and culinary influences from French to Asian and even Swedish, Donal's adventurous sprit and childlike curiosity for food and flavour can be tasted in his dishes.
In 2007, in an attempt to record his culinary creations, Donal started his own blog; http://www.thegoodmoodfoodblog.com/ which has a massive following and has helped him develop as a chef. This book takes the blog and Donal to a new level. It contains some recipes from the The Good Mood Food blog along with some new ideas. Ordered into 7 chapters; including 'Breakfast Feasts', 'Healthy Salads', Easy Entertaining', 'Meals in Minutes' and 'Simple Speedy Desserts' Donal has a quick, easy and tasty solution for every meal.
Full of flavour yet simple to make, Donal's recipes are perfect for novice chefs but will also appeal to the more practiced cook. And, not only is his food fantastic but Donal brings his winning personality to every dish, you cannot fail to like him or share his enthusiasm for healthy home cooked food.
* Blueberry and Rhubarb Oaty Breakfast Crumble
* Griddled Spicy Fish with Tomato Salsa Salad
*Gazpacho Starter Shots with Crostini
*Rustic Steak Sandwiches with Homemade Mayo
*Pecan Peach Pie
* Steamed Bok Choy with Soy Honey and Lime Dressing
*Minty Pea and Lemon Pesto Pasta
*Swedish Meatballs with Dill Spring Potatoes
*Mini Hazelnut Chocolate Meringue Sandwiches