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The Basics: A Really Useful Cook Book

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Including hundreds of easy to follow recipes with simple ingredients for fast everyday meals, this definitive cookbook offers home cooks a comprehensive guide to getting it right in the kitchen. Most recipes occupy a double page spread, with one page listing ingredients and method and the second offering a range of hints and tips including a list of necessary equipment, re ...more
Paperback, 590 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Allen & Unwin
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Aug 11, 2014 Hannah rated it liked it
Shelves: cooking-food
It's not a special cookbook. But it is an important one for every cooks shelf. It is exactly what it says it is: the basics.

It has everything you could ever need. The rest of your cookbooks are for the things you want.

It also has great hints and tips for each recipe. It's quite foolproof. Master these and you'll be we'll on your way to mastering those more extravagant recipes.
Jun 01, 2011 ♥Xeni♥ rated it it was amazing
This is a really great book for if you have no idea how to even boil and egg! I had fun reading it, just because there were tiny tips and tricks in it that I didn't know (although I do know how to boil an egg since I was 7!)

Would probably work great as a gift too, especially if you know someone who has absolutely no cooking knowledge whatsoever!
Apr 09, 2010 Sebah rated it it was ok
Shelves: cooking
قلبت صفحاته لأتعرف على طريقة التقديم و استفدت من بعض الوصفات. فيه الكثير من الوصفات.

أعجبني أن الكتاب يحوي نصائح و إرشادات للطبخات التي تزيد من "احترافية" طبخ الطبخة. و لم يعجبني خلوه من الصور. و استغربت من وجود وصفة لـ "مربى البصل"!

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Jan 16, 2011 February Four rated it it was amazing
I loved having all the really useful information. As the title says, this is a cookbook covering the basics. Does what it says on the cover!
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