Catherine Fulvio launches new cookbook "The Weekend Chef"

Inspired by one of Catherine Fulvio’s most popular courses at Ballyknocken Cookery School, her new cookbook “The Weekend Chef” is now available with 100 new recipes to take you from Friday to Sunday in style. And you could win a signed copy!

catherine-fulvio-weekend-chefEverybody loves the weekend. It’s time to kick off your shoes, let your hair down and enjoy the good things in life: friends, family, and good food.

In her fantastic new book, award-winning Catherine Fulvio, celebrates the relaxed and easy vibe of the weekend with 100 new recipes to take you from Friday to Sunday in style. From Friday night curry to Saturday brunch, from rainy-day baking, to Sunday roast.

If weekday breakfasts consist of a quick bowl of cereal before running out the door, now’s the time for Chocolate French Toast with Hazelnuts and Raspberries.

If mid-week meals consist of express rice and fast food, why not host a Tapas night and make Garlic Artichokes and Mushrooms, Roasted Grapes with Jambon Serrano and Patatas Bravas.

If you depend on a vending machine for a weekday snack, how about an afternoon of baking and try the Chocolate and Cardamom Brioche Buns or Orange and Almond Polenta Squares.

So forget about work. Forget about express meals. Close the door, turn the music on, fire up the cooker… it’s the weekend!


Catherine Fulvio is the proprietor of the Ballyknocken House Cookery School, Co Wicklow and one of Ireland’s top television culinary stars. Her previous books Catherine’s Italian Kitchen, Catherine’s Family Kitchen and Eat Like an Italian were all bestsellers. Eat Like an Italian was winner of the Irish Cookbook of the Year at the 2012 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards.

Born and raised in Ireland and married to an Italian, Catherine’s books always reflect this match-made-in-heaven by using easily-accessible Irish ingredients assembled with Italian flair.

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