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Neven Maguire

Celebrity Chef

This baby-faced young man with a rosy complexion, round blue eyes, and easy smile doesn't look old enough to heft a pint of Guinness, much less run a gourmet restaurant.

Just over the border of Northern Ireland, there's an Irish police checkpoint in force. Two policemen (or Gardai Siochana, as they are known here) stand by most of the day and night, glancing at the cars passing through this village of Blacklion, in County Cavan. Occasionally, since the demise of the I.R.A. cease fire, they will stop the odd truck or car, on its way to neighboring Sligo - in the Republic, or Enniskillen, twelve miles away in the North.
But mostly, they just smile and wave at the motorists, many of whom they know, and many of whom are trekking to this tiny border town with a population just over 500, to sample the fare of 23-year-old star chef Neven Maguire.

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Posted by Audrey24Report
Neven, I love your Home Chef Series on RTE but agree with Breda it would be great if you gave exact measurements for your dishes.