Manu Feildel Shares His Favourite Family Recipes

As a celebrity chef and TV Presenter, ever wondered what Manu actually eats when he's at home with his family? Find out now, plus get his secret to the perfect Bolognese sauce! 

The truth is, according to the much-loved chef, that Manu is just like you or I behind closed doors - a passionate home cook who enjoys simple food made with good-quality seasonal ingredients.

"I'm sure some folks assume I feast on foie gras, oysters and champagne every day," he says, "and much as I love the idea, the reality could not be more different."

Manu shares his kitchen at home with his fiancée Clarissa, who he describes as a "fabulous cook" that has introduced Many to many of her family recipes, which take their inspiration from Malay and Chinese cuisines.

"I love Clarissa's beautiful curries and soups, quick stir-fries and fragrant vegetable dishes, just as she craves my famous bolognese sauce, hearty stews and traditional French desserts."

The couple both love to cook and are always thinking about their next meal and who will cook what. "Our kids eat what we do," he explains, " I believe that the sooner you introduce your children to new foods the easier life will be for you."

So without further ado, here are a few of Manu's favourite recipes to cook at home, from his new cookbook More Please! - that are quick, easy and enticing for all the family!  

Manu's Spaghetti Bolognese - Get the recipe

"The longer you cook it, the better it will taste!"

Malaysian Fried Chicken - Get the recipe 

"All I can say about this chicken is that it’s lip-smacking, finger-licking good!"

Manu's Fried Rice - Get the recipe

"I know that there are hundreds of versions of fried rice out there but this version, not surprisingly, has a little French influence - butter!"

Omelette Souffle with Berries - Get the recipe

"Definitely one to make when you want to impress your friends – easier than a soufflé but just as light, sweet and delicious!"

Duck Fat Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary - Get the recipe 

"Just one taste and you’ll be hooked."

All recipe and images from More Please! My family recipes you'll love to cook and share by Manu Fieldel with Clarissa Weerasena (Murdoch Books), AUD $39.99.


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