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An illustrated version of Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course, this book offers instructions that are clear, comprehensive, and pretty near infallible. The text is accompanied by a wide range of illustrations.

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An illustrated version of Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course, this book offers instructions that are clear, comprehensive, and pretty near infallible. The text is accompanied by a wide range of illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A friendly, encouraging tone and kitchen expressions from across the pond mark this comprehensive revision of British authority Smith's Complete Cookery Course , first seen 20 years ago. Predictable variations on American norms, such as measuring ingredients by weight rather than volume, and a full chapter devoted to ``offal'' seem to go hand in hand with vocabulary differences (a ``liquidiser'' is a blender; ``pulses'' are beans, peas and lentils) and unexpected organizational approaches, as in the chapter ``Pasta and Pancakes.'' A generally looser sense of categorization is represented in the chapter ``Cheese,'' which includes a reference page describing traditional English Derbyshire, Stilton and Cheshire; recipes for Greek salad; pizza; ``fillets'' of sole gratinee; and gnocchi, along with souffles and cheese tarts. American cooks may miss balsamic vinegar, tropical fruits and exotic vegetables and question the emphasis on heavy cream, butter and lard. But Smith's streamlined lists of ingredients and her chatty instructions lend an appealing air to basic, unexceptional recipes. Photos. (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780563214540
  • Publisher: B B C Worldwide Americas
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,454,139
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Conversion tables 6
Introduction 7
Equipment 9
Eggs 19
Bread and yeast cookery 35
Stocks and soups 59
Pates and starters 77
Fish 93
Meat: roasting and pot-roasting 127
Meat: casseroles and braised dishes 145
Poultry 165
Offal 189
Vegetables 205
Rice and other grains 239
Vegetarian cooking 255
Pulses 269
Pasta and pancakes 285
Herbs 303
Spices and flavourings 323
Sauces 343
Cheese 363
Salads and dressings 383
Barbecues and picnics 401
Cream, ice cream and yoghurt 417
Pastry 437
Cakes 473
Scones and biscuits 499
Fruits and puddings 511
Preserving 541
Left-overs 561
Index 568
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I've had a copy of this cookery book my whole adult life! So have most Brits! Delia's way of cooking is great for every level of cook and she makes everything so easy. I know that today's British chefs delight in making fun of her but she is the one I turn to when I need a recipe, or an idea.
    I give this book, as gifts, to my friends (American and British) especially those that compliment my food and ask for the recipe.
    I recommend this for anyone who can't cook as it is the greatest way to learn.

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