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Delia's How to Cook: Book One

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In thissimple-to-follow cookery course for people of all ages and abilities, Delia returns to the very roots of cooking to look at the techniques and the staple ingredients which underline the best traditions of British cookery. Delia sees it as an answer to an urgent need. There are more recipes than ever on television and yet it seems that many of us have forgotten how t ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by BBC Books (first published June 1978)
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Does what Delia sets out to do - teach the basics to absolute beginners in the kitchen.

I'm not a total beginner, but it's always great to brush up on some of the basic skills regularly. Also, there was some info that is interesting.
Lee Broderick
Jan 02, 2012 Lee Broderick rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Lee by: Paula Broderick
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I was given this when I first left home. I opened it, saw that it told you how to boil an egg and decided that I didn't need to read it. I do occasionally cook the toad in the hole recipe in here, and the egg custard, but I'm certain those are the only things I've ever pulled it off my shelf for.

If my experience of those two recipes is anything to go by, this is more of an instruction manual than a course. By following recipes precisely you will get good results but it will probably not make you
Rachael Pedersen
As much as I dislike Delias approach to cooking, this book is excellent to start off with the basics
Taught me how to soft boil an egg - worth buying just for that.
Excellent, this book helped me with the science of cooking.
Steve Bennett
Basic,does what it says.
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Delia Smith CBE is an English cook and television presenter, known for teaching basic cookery skills in a no-nonsense style. She is the UK's best-selling cookery author, with more than 21 million copies sold.

Smith is also famous for her role as joint majority shareholder at Norwich City F.C. Her partner in the shareholding is her husband, Michael Wynn-Jones. Her role at the club has attracted vary
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