Food For Friends is the third book written in the past few years by Kilkenny chef Edward Hayden (he of TV3’s Ireland AM), published 29 April by The O’Brien Press. I had made the launch of Edward’s second book, Food To Love, two years ago, a jam-packed affair in the Springhill Court Hotel in Kilkenny with hundreds of fans of Edward piling in to get copies of the new book, just fresh off the press. The same occurred on the launch of Food For Friends, no doubt Edward’s character and reputation alone doing a lot of the selling of the early copies of this latest installment.
The book is already in the bestsellers list, hitting #6 in the hardback non-fiction charts within two weeks of its release. But is it any good? Continue Reading →