Call out for Home-Chef’s across Offaly from The Nation’s Favourite Chef, Neven Maguire

Ireland’s ‘Best Chef 2014’, Neven Maguire, launches his new book ‘The Nation’s Favourite Food FAST’ with a challenge for home cooks across Offaly, called ‘Fast Favourites’.

Neven is inviting cooks across Offaly to send him pictures of their favourite ‘fast’ dishes and how long it took them to cook via Facebook or Twitter (using the hash tag #favefoodfast). He will then choose three of his favourites dishes each week to receive a signed copy of his new book. At the end of the four week competition, one lucky finalist will win a cookery class for two at the new ‘Neven Maguire Cookery School’.


Perfect for busy parents, students, people working long hours and those under time pressure – Neven’s latest book, his eleventh, compiles his favourite 100 recipes for quick, simple, nutritious meals – with a few naughty desserts to enjoy. Recipes include those for speedy suppers, clever lunchbox and leftover ideas and fast healthy alternatives to take away.

“When eating at home with our twins, Connor and Lucia, my wife Amelda and I love great tasting, easy to cook, nutritious meals. As a busy working dad I am more and more aware that people are extremely time poor. Yet we all have to eat and we want good, nutritious meals for ourselves and for our families. This new book is a collection of my favourite recipes that can be cooked for one or for many in 20 or 30 minutes. I love hearing from people across the country and can’t wait to see what fast dishes Offaly cooks enjoy most” says Neven Maguire.


An ambassador of Irish food, Neven worked in some of the world’s top Michelin starred restaurants before taking over his family business, MacNean House & Restaurant, which is now one of Ireland’s top culinary destinations. Fulfilling a long-held dream to share his passion for cooking, Neven opened his state-of-the-art ‘Neven Maguire Cookery School’ earlier this year to great acclaim. He has also just launched his new ‘Chef’s Table Experience’ where Neven and his team cook and present an exclusive Tasting Menu alongside the restaurant’s expert sommelier.


‘The Nation’s Favourite Food FAST!’ is available now in all good book stores. To enter Neven’s ‘Fast Favourites’ see and use the hashtag #favefoodfast.

Comments are closed.