Food for Friends

Food for Friends

Written by Edward Hayden, Photographs by Carol Marks

Food for Friends shows you how to entertain at home in any situation, from casual brunches and cosy suppers to more formal dinner parties, large family events and festive get togethers.

Hardback: €19.99
Hardback: 192 pages
Size:246x189 mm
ISBN: 9781847173645

Category: Food and Drink

Staying in is the new going out! To make your home catering enjoyable and hassle free for you and your guests, Food for Friends shows you how to entertain at home in any situation, from casual brunches and cosy suppers to more formal dinner parties, large family events and festive get togethers.

Chapters include Brilliant Brunches, Summer Salads, Sizzling Summer Barbecues, Children’s Birthday Party, Plotting & Planning a Dinner Party, and Home Catering (Christenings, Communions, Confirmations).

Well known freelance chef from TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’, Edward Hayden has a wealth of culinary experience, and currently lectures in Waterford IT.

Edward Hayden

EDWARD HAYDEN works in Dunbrody Country House where he teaches in the Dunbrody Cookery School. Edward also teaches adult education courses in Waterford Institute of Technology and regularly lectures in Ryeland House Cookery School, Inish Beg Estate cookery school and An Grianan, ICA Adult Education Centre. Edward has a column in the Sunday World, has written for a number of local and national newspapers and has published recipes in the Sunday Tribune, Irish Independent and RTE Guide. He presents a regular cookery slot on TV3's Ireland AM.

packed full of impressive yet simple recipes

Ear to the Ground 2013 Annual

whatever you do with Edward Hayden is bound to be fun

Sunday Independent

packed full of easy to follow recipes … visually beautiful

beautifully illustrated throughout with tempting pictures

a book to drool over

if you love to entertain at home but sometimes feel daunted by the task of cooking for other people, or maybe just need some inspiration for recipes for entertaining, I think that you will really enjoy Food for Friends

all sorts of great recipes … inspiring


the recipes are full of simple, clean flavours which are certain to appeal to even the pickiest of eaters

a great reference to have to hand

I can see this book working for a wide range of occasions from Summer BBQ’s to First Holy Communion parties

with wholesome ingredients to satisfy all appetites, even the most inexperienced cook doesn’t need to break a sweat in the kitchen

Food and Wine Magazine

great for the kitchen shelf or for a gift for the foodie friend

speaks to all levels of cooks

Edward gives his own personal relaxed touch to the recipes and uses ingredients we all have sitting in our cupboards and can buy from the local shop

lovely recipes for those nights in with family, friends or loved ones

especially like the Handy Hints at the end of each recipe and the very personal notes to introduce them

a special mention for the photography in the book also, it’s all so perfectly mouth watering it makes you even more motivated to cook the recipes suggested

good for the novices

good variety of recipes to choose from and nothing too obscure

a handy family book that adapts to meals with friends

informative, breaks down the steps, plenty of colourful pictures

the well-known Irish chef tackles family-friendly recipes for year-round occasions

Food and Wine Magazine

ticks all the boxes

Books Ireland

very much in touch with the zeitgeist

Books Ireland

all occasions, tastes and budgets are catered for

Books Ireland

his cheerful nature and relaxed presentation goes down a treat

Georgina Campbell’s Ireland

Edward has the solution for all kinds of get-togethers, in all seasons

Georgina Campbell’s Ireland

a pleasure to read throughout

aimed at those who like to entertain at home, whatever their level of cooking

'Edward Hayden’s fourth book, and the best so far'

Irish Times Saturday Magazine

'plenty here to interest newcomers to cooking'

Irish Times Saturday Magazine

'inspiration for good home cooks wanting to extend their repertoire'

Irish Times Saturday Magazine

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