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An inspiring compendium of recipes and advice, Homemade is packed full of ideas for every occasion, from stocking your pantry year-round to relaxed Sunday dinners and entertaining friends and family. Alongside this are household tips and helpful hints on everything from setting your table to selecting the perfect cheeseboard, a guide to wine and cheeses, a chapter on edible gifts, and tips and recipes for canning. Acclaimed cook, writer and TV presenter, Clodagh McKenna has built her reputation on championing local artisans, cooking with the seasons and respecting the traditional ways of doing things. Here she cooks from the heart with stunning recipes for lazy brunches, heavenly afternoon teas, simple dinner parties, delicious lunches and cozy fireside suppers. Whether you're cooking for yourself, organizing and decorating your home or preparing for holidays and special occasions, Clodagh sets out to show how easy "homemade" really is and why just taking the time to do something as simple as preparing your own lunchbox can be so much more rewarding and healthy.
Be the source of envy at work with a lunch of homemade vegetable chips or a steaming bowl of Spiced Butternut Squash Soup, a New York Reuben or Clodagh's signature Couscous and Chickpea Salad rather than the same tired sandwich. For family get-togethers choose from five different ways of roasting a chicken, including Thai-Style and Tarragon, White Wine and Garlic Butter. Treat everyone on a cozy fire-side dinner with Warming Cottage Pie and Fondue to Share. Impress friends with a lazy brunch spread featuring Classic Eggs Florentine or Baked Eggs, washed down with Bloody Mary's and completed with Pecan Swirls. The perfect modern companion, Homemade offers an essential guide to good food and a reassuring hand in the kitchen. Whatever the occasion, Clodagh's enthusiasm and easy instructions mean you can make the most of your cupboard staples and the best of the seasons. Homemade is the perfect gift for the holidays and for couples and newlyweds.
The book offers inspired recipes and menus for easy, breezy fall and winter entertaining from a homey weekend gathering with family and a lovely afternoon tea on a chilly afternoon with friends to an intimate Christmas cocktail party or an elegant New Year's Eve supper.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 192 x 240 x 21.84mm | 920.79g
  • Kyle Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1906868468
  • 9781906868468
  • 972,395

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"Whether she's giving me tips and advice on how to cook a good fish dish, the secrets to a good kitchen, or her favorite indulgence of brioche on a Sunday morning, it's clear to see that a love of good food is ingrained in her."-Women's Way, July 2010 "Have you heard of Clodagh McKenna? If not, you will soon. Like millionaire soccer players not named Beckham, F1 drivers, and most European Heads of State, her notoriety has yet to reach our shores, but she's already famous in much of the world... And she is coming this way, with the release this month of Homemade: Irresistible Recipes For Every Occasion, the first of her books to be published in the US (Kyle Books, $24.95) and the perfect gift for foodie friends who already have everything...So what does Clodagh McKenna do? Better question would be what can't she do?... You heard it here first: Clodagh McKenna is coming your way!" -- Forbes
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About Clodagh McKenna

Clodagh McKenna is a chef, restaurateur, broadcaster and author who studied in France and New York and trained and worked at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ireland. She is the author of six books including Clodagh's Suppers and Clodagh's Irish Kitchen. Clodagh has hosted numerous pop-ups in collaboration with brands including Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and The Whitney Museum and is a brand ambassador for L'Occitane and Tesco Ireland.
www.clodaghmckenna.com @clodagh_mckenna @broadspear
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