Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Clodagh McKenna’s aim with her beautifully packaged Homemade, is for it to become a home cook’s constant kitchen companion, in the same way she remembers the Housekeeper’s Guide was to her mother.

      Not only is the book packed with recipes for everything from aperitifs, lunchbox ideas and baking to mid-week suppers, homemade fast food and Sunday roasts, but there are also ideas on entertaining and decorating your home, as well as handy household tips and advice on everything from table settings to how to select the perfect cheeseboard. 

      With an emphasis on seasonal produce and maintaining old traditions, there are also sections on preserving, and making edible gifts. Homemade is likely to become the faithful friend the home cook can turn to when needing solid advice on anything from stocking up the pantry, to inspiration for dinner-party menus, or even just a fail-safe recipe for jam.

About the author:
Clodagh McKenna is an Irish chef, restaurateur and food writer.
Currently based in Dublin, Clodagh has opened two bustling restaurants called Clodagh’s Kitchen with a strong focus on local and seasonal food. She has published four cookbooks to date and is the guest editor of the first ever Irish Times glossy Food and Wine Magazine and writes a column in one of Ireland leading magazines, The Gloss. This year she launched her online food journal The Daily Digest and has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, Delicious, Red, Image, and many more.

RRP:  NZ $39.99            
Colour photography by Alberto Peroli
Paperback w/flaps
Kyle Books/New Holland

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