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Vals Kitchen Real Food Real Easy Launch

Val O’ Connor to launch latest cook book Vals Kitchen Real Food Real Easy this April. Valerie will be launching her third work published by O’Brien Press at O’Mahony’s on O’ Connell St on Tuesday, April 5 at 6.30pm.

Award-winning cookery writer Valerie O’Connor takes us into her home kitchen with recipes for family favourites like chicken casserole and baked apples, to meals inspired by her travels like Cuban chicken rice and Greek roasted fish.

From traditional picnic food, delicious muffins and best-ever brownies, to filling your larder with homemade drinks and pickles and growing your own veg … this is home cooking with a modern twist.

The 155 page cook book includes a mix of everything, from the nostalgia food of her childhood, to classics with an Irish twist, such as bacon and cabbage risotto, to another popular food trend of fermenting foods. The recipes in the book use affordable and easily accessed ingredients. It contains plenty of current food trends and recipes that demonstrate a healthy use of fat in the diet.

As a mother of two teens, Valerie knows that time spent in the kitchen is unavoidable if you want to nourish yourself and your family – but it needn’t be a chore! Discover how easy and enjoyable it can be to create delicious and nutritious homecooked meals, treats and pantry staples for you and your family.

Val O Connor is a cook, food writer and photographer. She teaches traditional cooking skills and has worked in professional kitchens from Brussels to Malaysia. She is a qualified Organic Horticulturalist and has been blogging about her food adventures for over 10 years at

She is the author of the bestselling Bread on the Table and Irish Bread and has appeared on RTE1’s Rachel’s Coastal Cooking, Masterchef Ireland and TV3’s Saturday AM.

Bread on the Table was awarded the Bronze Award for Best Family Cookbook at the Maternity and Infant Awards 2015 and Irish Bread was named Winner in Ireland in the Best Bread Book category by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

For more information, check out Valerie’s website here.
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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.