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Looking for a good recipe book. Noticed quite a few of these in the shops but most seem to be filled with overly fancy recipes for food that not many folk would want to cook never mind eat :). Some… Read More
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
Looking for a good recipe book. Noticed quite a few of these in the shops but most seem to be filled with overly fancy recipes for food that not many folk would want to cook never mind eat :).
Something that teaches the basics well and has recipes for good traditional meals would be great.

Thanks if you can help.
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I'm a big fan of Delia Smith. She has a mix of both plain & posh food, but the recipes I've tried all seem to come out tasting great. Have a look at her site to see if it's the type of stuff you like before you decide to buy http://www.deliaonline.com/:santa::gift:
#2
try the bero book available at most supermarkets,,plain pastry recipes cakes buns pies pasties etc:santa:
#3
Gary Rhodes - new british classics or keeping it simple. both available at waterstones. Nice traditional recipes
such as toad in hole and the perfect roast potato. (Nice piccies too!)
#4
Thinks will check them out and try work out which would be best.
#6
This is the book that all catering colleges use to teach up and coming young cooks. I used it and it is highly recommended it has been around for more than 40 years therefore these recipes are all well tested.;-)

http://shopping.kelkoo.co.uk/ss-practical-cookery-ceserani-and-kinton.html
#7
Delia Smith is fairly trusty. Otherwise, Bill Granger rocks!
#8
IMO, Gary Rhodes is so far into 'faffy food' that it's not best for a new cook - more likely to put you off for life!

Delia's 'how to cook' series is good - and what about the new Nigella Lawson 'Express' book - it's on xmas offer in most bookshops and is fast and easy cooking, so sounds perfect for you
Also, check out anything by Silvana Franco. She's the queen of easy cooking :-)

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