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Chef Brian serves up new book 06.10.10

COMMUNITY chef Brian McDermott has added another ingredient to his growing popularity with the launch of a new cookery book.
Brian, Ireland's first 'community chef', will launch his book, called 'Reunite with Food' at Caiseal Mara hotel, Moville, next Monday.
The Burt-born, Moville-based, chef has been cooking professionally for 17 years. He spent most of his career working in his native Inishowen where he ran his own award-winning restaurant, Finnegan’s.
He also cooked in places like Kealy’s Seafood Bar in Greencastle and Harry’s in Bridgend. He played a product development role at Kerry Food Global and recently worked with Raymond Blanc at the prestigious Michelin star restaurant - Le Manoir- in Britain.
“These have all been fantastic and rewarding experiences for me but, at the end of the day, I get the most satisfaction from running cookery skills and nutrition projects at local level, and working with the public at demonstrations and events,” explained Brian.
He currently works with men and women in their own communities, young people and school children, the unemployed, ethnic groups, lone parent groups and low income households. He visits trade shows, festivals, schools and community centres to give demonstrations and advice. The local man has also been developing a pilot community healthy gardening project with the HSE
Chef Brian McDermott
in Donegal, which has a potential national rollout in 2011.
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