Wednesday 21 March 2018

Pleasure List: Big appetite for Neven's cookery school

It's undeniable that here at the Pleasure List we have an appetite for a man who can cook. You've all heard of the thinking man's crumpet? Well we've decided that Cavan chef Neven Maguire is the eating woman's crumpet.

We know our mammies would approve too because he credits his passion for food and cooking to shadowing his own mammy around the kitchen. He is an endearingly proud family man himself but also has just a dash of edge reminiscent of a young John Travolta. So you can imagine our delight at learning that coming soon to the incomparable MacNean House in Blacklion is the Neven Maguire cookery school where this top TV chef will be teaching us how to dazzle in the kitchen. Classes include both hands-on learning and demonstrations by Neven and his team. Class themes which begin on February 1 2014 include 'Entertainment Made Easy', 'Mastering Meat' and specialist classes on vegetarian dishes and fish, with a focus on shellfish.

Even though the courses are for both sexes, we're tempted to see it as a bit of a husband finishing school where our men folk can go to learn from Maguire's example. Perhaps courses entitled something like "Being a bit more Neven" should be added to the curriculum?

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