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Great Family Food [Hardcover]

Kevin Dundon
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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5 Mar 2009

Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon shares the recipes he cooks at home and shows how easy it is to eat good food every day.

Do you have a kitchen full of hungry kids? Expectant guests sat round the dining table? Perhaps you need a hearty pick-me-up or a quick and comforting supper at the end of a long day. Kevin knows that the best home cooked food is straightforward and satisfying but certainly never boring. He gathers together classic dishes and creative twists to give a delicious collection of recipes for all types of occasion.

Full of bold flavours and fresh, seasonal ingredients, these confident recipes are guaranteed to become firm family favourites. Kevin also shows how to get a second outing from your efforts, with clever ways to turn leftovers into a whole new meal. Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen or an experienced cook, these are reliable recipes you'll return to again and again.

Recipes Include:
Roasted Root Vegetable, Chilli and Pumpkin Soup
Traditional Beef Casserole with Herb Dumplings
Pan fried Trout with Toasted Almonds
Savoury Bread and Butter Pudding
Pot Roasted Pork with Apples
Chicken and Broccoli Taglitelle
Summer Berry Pudding
Treacle Tart

Chapter breakdown:
One Pot Wonders, Quick & Easy Suppers, Roasts & Family Meals, Leftovers, Accompaniments, Desserts



Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (5 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007286163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007286164
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 19.2 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 732,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kevin is the chef and proprietor of the critically acclaimed Dunbrody Country House and Hotel in County Wexford, Ireland, where he runs the Dunbrody Cookery School.

Kevin has made numerous TV and radio appearances in Ireland, and has appeared on The Today Programme. He has written for BBC Good Food Magazine and Delicious and contributed to numerous other publications.


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant 13 April 2009
Format:Hardcover
This is an excellant cookbook with easy to follow recipies. I have cooked alot of recipies from the book. Good pictures and easy to follow. Alot of good family everyday recipies that you can cook without too much effort. It will be used loads of times and not left on the shelf like some cookbooks.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Inside we find old favourites such as 'Chicken Curry', 'Vegetarian Lasagne' and 'Treacle Tart' mingling with the lesser well-known 'Leek and Sweetcorn Roulade', 'Crock of Mussels in Thai Cream Broth' and 'Roasted Saddle of Rabbit with Chicken and Mushroom Filling', along with some 'tweaks' - generally with a 'secret' ingredient - such as is found in Kevin's version of 'Prawn Cocktail' and his 'Classic Italian Meatballs with Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce'.

From the back cover:-

'Chef and father of three, Kevin Dundon shares the secrets of his favourite family meals. His mouth-watering recipes and straightforward instruction will show you and your family that great, home-cooked food need never be a chore.'
Kevin also runs 'Dunbrody House' in County Wexford, Ireland along with the 'Dunbrody Cookery School' and is also a regular cookery writer, so great credentials to turn such talent into a first class cookery book!

Durable hardboard covers, with dust-jacket, open to 190 shiny quality pages, split over main chapters:-

1. One-pot wonders (pg 8-31)
2. Quick & easy suppers (pg 34-71)
3. Roasts & family meals (pg 76-104)
4. Leftovers (pg 108-126)
5. Accompaniments (pg 130-140)
6. Desserts (pg 145-183)

sandwiched between an introduction and 4-page index which is enhanced to indicate illustrations.
Also included is a useful UK/US glossary.

Each chapter simply opens in a 2-page spread with relevant snapshot pictures on one page and a short relevant paragraph on the other.
Then it is straight into the unpretentious recipes which are clearly laid out with the title, an opening note, the number of servings, the list/s of ingredients (metric, imperial and cups) and a numbered method.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good, honest cookbook 12 Jan 2010
By Seadog
Format:Hardcover
This book does what it says on the tin-good, honest, family recipes (plenty of roasts, stews, etc). Easy-to-source ingredients accompanied by clear directions make this book easily accessible to beginner cooks but there are plenty more challenging recipes for those with a bit more experience. The reason why it did not get a full five stars is because not all of the recipes are accompanied by photos. Good luck and thanks!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars More Meat and Potatoes with style 21 April 2010
By I break for nerds - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I love this cookbook. It has become a family standard. Not only is it full of easy to make recipes to please any group but has a section of recipes for using your left overs. Smart and practical and well worth every penny. These are the recipes that I fall back on to impress and comfort.

I love his recipes for;
Pan fried breast of chicken with wild mushrooms and spinach
Turkey with sage and onion stuffing
Roasted leg of lamb with marmalade crust
Salt Beef and cabbage (took St Pat's Corned beef on to my family's everyday favorite's list)
Savory Bread and pudding - with goat cheese and wild mushrooms
Lamb and rosemary

Forget the review, I am hungry now. Listen this is just a plain wonderful cookbook. Buy it, you won't regret it. If you can find a copy of his other cookbook....Full On Irish (a little higher end and fancier recipes), buy it too. So very good that his soup recipes alone make it worth the cost.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Family Food 15 Feb 2010
By Charles Fegan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Good cook book. The recipes which we have tried have all turned out well. The book is clearly written and easy to use.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow recipes, great cookbook 29 Nov 2009
By Veronique N. Deblois - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I had the pleasure of dining at Chef Dundon's Raglan Road Pub in Orlando and got this amazing cookbook there. The chef speaks a language that any pro of home cook can understand and provides simple recipes that sound and look beautiful. Highly recommend getting this cookbook if you're looking for simple recipes that can be easily replicated at home for your families.
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