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Delia's How to Cook: Book One ( Delia's How to Cook)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  363 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In this simple-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 ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by BBC Books (first published June 1978)
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Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-wonders
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
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Lee by: Paula Broderick
Shelves: food
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
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cook-books
Excellent, this book helped me with the science of cooking.
Sep 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, cookery
Taught me how to soft boil an egg - worth buying just for that.
Moni Novak
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rachael Pedersen
Aug 18, 2012 rated it liked it
As much as I dislike Delias approach to cooking, this book is excellent to start off with the basics
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
A classic of English cooking. Easy instructions, nice pictures. I wish she still did cooking shows.
Steve Bennett
Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it
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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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