Neven Maguire is Ireland’s most trusted chef. Now he shows you how to give your child the best start in life with honest-to-goodness recipes and advice, all based on his experiences as a busy father of two.
In this new collection of recipes for babies and toddlers, Neven takes away the worry of 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.
“If you’re looking for inspiration about when, how and what to feed your baby, it’s here. Neven Maguire’s compendium of 200 recipes for babies and toddlers is not short of creative ideas and practical tips.” – Paula Mee, The Irish Times
From a very young age, one of Neven Maguire’s favourite pastimes was to shadow his mother in the kitchen, watching her cook. He began experimenting with ingredients in the home kitchen at the tender age of ten and his pastime soon became his passion. Neven went on to train in some of the highest-profile restaurants in the world and in 2001, Neven took over MacNean Restaurant, turning a local establishment into a national phenomenon. His highly acclaimed MacNean Restaurant Cookbook and hugely popular Nation’s Favourite Food and Nation’s Favourite Food Fast! were nominated for an Irish Book Award. In 2014 he won the prestigious title of Best Chef in Ireland at the Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards. Neven’s passion for the importance of food education is illustrated at the over 100 cookery demonstrations he does all around Ireland and in schools. He lives in Blacklion, Co Cavan with his wife Amelda, and two-year-old twins Connor and Lucia.