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Review: Food For Friends by Edward Hayden

Published in April 2013, Food For Friends by Edward Hayden is well timed for summer parties and  home entertaining.  I was sent a copy of the book for review and here’s my thoughts:

With chapter titles ranging from “Children’s Birthday Party” to “All The Big Occasions” this bright hardback book shouldn’t be confused with a regular cookbook.  Each recipe has a minimum serving size of 6 portions (sometimes more), which makes catering for larger groups easier.

The recipes are full of simple, clean flavours which are certain to appeal to even the pickiest of eaters. There’s nothing worse than a full serving plate at the end of a party!

The highlights of the book are the little “handy hint” sections which can be found at the bottom of most recipes. They contain gems of food knowledge and tips on how to improve a recipe and save you time.

If you’re planning a gathering at home, Food For Friends is a great reference to have to hand and can be purchased directly from O’Brien Press for €22.99 and all good bookshops nationwide. I also know there is at least 1 copy in my local library available for loan. I can see this book working for a wide range of occasions from Summer BBQ’s to First Holy Communion parties.

As is customary when I review a book, I tested one of the recipes yesterday and as I had a glut of fresh strawberries in the house, I made a Glazed Fruit Tart. The recipe of which can be found below.Glazed Fruit Tart - Wholesome Ireland - Irish Food & Parenting Blog

[yumprint-recipe id=’4′]Disclosure: The O’Brien Press provided me with a copy of Food For Friends for review purposes. My opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.

I'm an Irish mother to 2 boys, born & bred in Dublin, Ireland. I like to cook simple & fresh food for the family, with the family on a budget.

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