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Apron Strings: Recipes From A Family Kitchen

Apron Strings: Recipes From A Family Kitchen
  • Apron Strings: Recipes From A  Family Kitchen


A beautiful cookbook for all the family featuring recipes for kids and adults as well as classic Irish recipes all from the warmth of Nessa Robins' family kitchen.

From a Speedy Spelt Soda to Boeuf Bourguignon, Nessa Robins guides the novice and the experienced home chef through an array of tasty, tempting and traditional recipes with a modern twist.

No stranger to running a busy household, Nessa offers plenty of guidance on being economically savvy, cooking with children and on recipes for treating common ailments.

Never complicated, and including ingredients easily found in shops and supermarkets across Ireland, Apron Strings nonetheless delivers recipes to be savoured and enjoyed, each one chosen from the author’s own experience.

Reminding us always of the value of families and the importance of home and hearth, Apron Strings is a collection of family friendly recipes with some heartfelt and real stories from a typical Irish family kitchen.


‘Nessa’s food is smart and nourishing and the book is beautifully written from the heart.’ – Rachel Allen, Sunday Independent

‘Apron Strings tugs on the reader’s heart, as it marries food with family life, be it a nutritious noodle soup, a chocolate cola celebration cake, or a quick coq au vin banged in the oven between school, swimming and football pick-ups.’ – Irish Country Living

‘You could almost guess that Nessa Robins used to be a nurse just by leafing through her new cookbook. A caring nature is evident on every page of Apron Strings, a compendium of simple recipes for family eating.’ – The Sunday Times


‘With this former nurse also furnishing a list of natural food-based home remedies, it’s the class of tome a body could wind up consulting from the crack of dawn to the dead of night.’ –  The Irish Examiner


‘Her book filled with a collection of delicious recipes will ensure, like most good cookbooks, this one will be covered in splatters and thumb marks.  The perfect cookbook for any busy family.’ – Donal Skehan, HomeCooked


‘I really love this book, and not just for the cookery and recipes but because Nessa has woven the food elements so seamlessly into other aspects of everyday family life and her experience as a nurse.’ – Georgina Campbell


‘I am sorry if this seems a bit heavy handed, but the truth is, I can’t say enough about how special this cookery book is…..I mean, there is a chapter called Home Nurse.’ –


Nessa Robins


Large-format, hardback





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Weight .723 g


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