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Just Good Food for good friends cookbook

Now in its fourth printing!

Just Good Food

for good friends

is the first of two cookbooks by Dirk Hoffius (the second is due in the fall of 2015). Just Good Food, for good friends shares recipes tested on family and friends over a several year period. The included recipes were designed to be simple to prepare and have proven to be a joy to eat. Dirk provides some great tips in Getting Started – The Basics, the prologue to the book. 

Here is what those in the know, say about Just Good Food for good friends.

"This entire book is filled to the brim with unfussy, approachable cooking. In other words, the food everyone wants to eat, all the time. The only problem is that after flipping through the pages, you'll wish you could score an invitation to eat at Dirk's house every night of the week!"

– Alan Sytsma, Food Writer and Editor


"These recipes use ingredients your are likely to have on hand to create accessible, tasty dishes that will delight your friends and family."

– Peachy Rentenbach, Restaurant Consultant and former owner of La Bécasse in Burdickville, Michigan


"As a professional chef I have always been taught that simple is best. Just Good Food for good friends exemplifies this philosophy."

– Chris Perkey, Executive Chef, Kent Country Club


"Dirk Hoffius set out to preserve his favorite recipes for this family and in the process, has done us all a favor. I found several "lost" recipes the my mother used to make that I intend to pass on to my children as my own."

– George Heartwell, Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and chef de son maison