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Ireland’s most trusted chef is here to help you feed the nation’s future


27-05-2015 13:00

Good nutrition is the most important investment you can make for your child’s future, but starting out is always daunting for any parent. There are so many questions about when to wean, which foods to offer first, and which ones to avoid?

 

In this brand new collection of recipes for babies and toddlers, Neven Maguire takes the worry away from introducing your baby to solid food for the first time and gives you plenty of inspiration to encourage your little one to develop a life-long love of delicious and nutritious eating.

 

With helpful daily meal planners and over 200 recipes, this trusty guide will take you from your baby’s first tastes, through all the stages of weaning, right up to family mealtimes and beyond. Recipes include purées, mashed foods, finger foods, lumpy foods, chopped foods, sharing family foods and even the occasional family-friendly treat! Of why he wrote this cookbook, Neven says:

 

‘Offering your baby and toddler a nutritious diet now will stand to them for the rest of their lives. Getting the right nutrition for babies and toddlers can ensure a lifetime of good health. Through my role as ambassador for First 1,000 Days, I have learned a lot about the impact that good nutrition can have on the longterm health of children, so all weaning and toddler recipes in the cookbook have been reviewed and approved by First 1,000 Days. My hope is that this book combines traditional common sense and wholesome ingredients with the very latest nutritional advice on what is best for your baby from 6 months through to toddlerhood.’

 

The book also includes advice on the organic debate, allergies, essential equipment and setting goals for your baby every step of the way.

 

Neven Maguire is one of Ireland’s most talented, innovative and trusted chefs. At the helm of MacNean House & Restaurant since 2001, it has become one of Ireland’s top restaurants, consistently winning awards for both its cuisine and service. Fulfilling a long-held dream, Neven recently opened his ‘Neven Maguire Cookery School’ alongside the restaurant.

Neven trained and tutored in professional cooking, before going on to work at some the world’s top restaurants including Arzac and Restaurant Léa Linster.

 

His last cookbook, The Nation’s Favourite Food FAST!, was a No 1 bestseller and won the Avonmore Cook book of the Year at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Neven’s latest ‘Home Chef’ TV series is broadcast on RTÉ 1 and previous shows and have shown n in the US on PBS and in the UK on UKTV Food.

Neven Maguire’s Complete Baby & Toddler Cookbook is available in stores nationwide and online priced at €18.99.

For further information, please contact: Teresa Daly, Communications Manager, Gill Books, 01 500 9521, 086 838 3559, tdaly@gill.ie, or Emma Lynam, Publicity Executive, Gill Books, 01 500 9506, elynam@gill.ie.



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