Val's Kitchen

Val's Kitchen

Real Food, Real Easy

Written by and Photographed by Valerie O'Connor

A comprehensive book by seasoned baker Valerie O’Connor, which covers all areas of cooking.

Hardback: €19.99
Hardback: 160 pages
Size:246x189 mm
ISBN: 9781847177216

Category: Food and Drink

‘With budgets and nutrition always in my mind, here are some recipes that apply to the world we live in now, with gluten and sugar free options, there is plenty here for the family kitchen in the modern world. With classic dishes that we love to order in restaurants that are cheap and easy to make at home’

This comprehensive book by seasoned baker Valerie O’Connor covers all areas of cooking. Sections include: 

  • Growing your own herbs, salad and veggies
  • Breakfast like a king
  • Back to bread & classic sandwiches
  • Soups
  • The bones of it - making meat stocks and why
  • Chicken & fish
  • Dinner, dinner, dinner
  • A bit on the side
  • Tea time - easy light meals
  • Life’s a beach - picnic food
  • Deserts - I’m sweet enough ...
  • Wild food foraging in the city
Valerie O'Connor

VALERIE O’CONNOR is a cook, food writer and photographer; her column inches can be found in many national newspapers. She teaches classes in traditional cooking skills and has worked in professional kitchens from Brussels to Malaysia. She is a qualified Organic Horticulturalist and blogs about her food adventures at

this book is very helpful at home kitchens. It has excellent recipes that work, with wide interesting range of choices

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

I am a fan of real food and I am a fan of real easy and what Val delivers is a collection of stunning, hearty recipes that deliver flavour and health without panic or fuss … you will fall in love with your own kitchen again

Irish Examiner

will broaden your culinary skills

Ireland’s Own

with gorgeous family recipes ranging from bacon and cabbage risotto to a simple yogurt cake, we’d be happy to dine in Val’s Kitchen any day of the week

Easy Food

Val’s Kitchen will go down a treat in any hectic household

All round there is plenty of guidance in Val’s Kitchen to get curious cooks moving in the right direction - and, importantly, it should appeal to a young audience

Georgina Campbell,

great for modern families who like the traditional and more experimental food

unpretentious and true to the reasoning of an old fashioned kitchen

Also by Valerie O'Connor:

Irish Bread Baking for Today
Fruit on the Table

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