Social Diary – The Launch of Neven Maguire’s New book Home Economics For Life at Dunnes Stores HQ

Neven Maguire and Mary Kennedy

Ireland’s most trusted chef, Neven Maguire, was the first boy in his school to do Home Economics. In the years since then, his belief that learning how to cook and feed yourself are extremely valuable life skills has deepened. Now, in his latest cookbook, Neven Maguire’s Home Economics for Life, he imparts the wisdom and knowledge that he has built up over the years, from early beginnings in his mother’s kitchen, to many restaurant kitchens around the world, and proves that even the most reluctant cook can become a kitchen whiz.

Neven launched the book in the beautiful location of the DunnesStores Head Office last night. Marty Whelan was the MC for the night, other speakers included Nicki Howard, Director of Gill Books, Also present on the night were Gay Byrne and Kathleen Watkins, Holly White, Mary Kennedy and Diarmuid Gavin . Guests were treated to fresh and local food from the award winning DunnesStores Simply Better range.

In these 50 essential recipes from the book, you will discover how to make a good tomato sauce, how to dress a salad, roasting techniques and how to make stock from the bones, the art of brown soda bread, the trick for perfect scrambled eggs, formulas for sauces and soups and, of course, a comforting chocolate cake. You’ll cook more, waste less and gain a whole lot more pleasure from your kitchen in the process.

Neven’s promise is that if you start cooking with this book today, and pledge to learn one new recipe a week, within one year you will feel confident and competent in the kitchen. You will be certified in Home Economics for Life! Cooking does not need to be overwhelming, and with step-by-step recipes and pictures, as well as Neven’s top tips, you will feel like he is right beside you, encouraging you along the way.


Neven Maguire’s Home Economics for Life is published by Gill Books on Friday, 21 September 2018, priced at €22.99

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