The Book Itself
The book is actually based on an old idea; Delia's first book was also titled "How To Cheat at Cooking." This book is designed on the same theme, but with new ideas and recipes. I bought the book following Delia's many TV appearances to promote it. The mantra "This is ... Read review
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"...based on an old idea; Delia's first book was also titled "How To Cheat at Cooking." This book is designed on the same theme, but with new ideas and recipes. I bought the book following Delia's many TV appearances to promote it. The mantra "This is not how to cook, this is how to cook when you're busy" appealed to me, and, ad man's dream that I am, I trotted off to tesco to buy it! The book has a plastic feel cover, which you can wipe clean, half transparent ..."
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Quick recipes, most ingredients can be kept in cupboard or freezer
Expensive recipes, need to shop at a lot of different places to find all the ingredients
"...expectations, having found many of Delia's other recipes so successful. However, I was abit disappointed: many of the 'recipes' are just a combination of convenience foods - you're not really cooking at all, just mixing things together and heating them up. It also makes shopping for the recipes very expensive and often the specified ingredients are only available at certain supermarkets, with two or three specified supermarkets in one recipe; any ..."
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You may have to source some of the ingredients from other suppliers
"How did I ever manage without this book? You have guests for dinner in two hours time, no time to search for and prepare those all important ingredients and want to make something special.
I keep this book in the kitchen within easy reach; it's saved me so much time. So what if it asks for packet mash and tinned mince meat! The finished meals always seam to satisfy, and get me compliments. Yes! I know, sometimes even Delia cannot save my bad cooking ..."
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In "How to Cheat at Cooking", Delia has sourced a range of pre-prepared foods (from tins, chill cabinets, freezers and store cupboards) to help you short circuit cooking times and techniques. Readily available from supermarkets, delis, online food shops and farmers markets and of the very best quality these recipes using instant time savers will allow you to create fabulous food without the faff."How to Cheat" is for people who don't want to cook, who think they can't cook, or simply don't have the time to cook. As Delia herself says, "Cheating's come on a lot and there's much more available. The way it's going I can't think of anybody who wouldn't want it." This is Delia's first book in four years and it's been created with her characteristic attention to detail. Delia is Britain's most trusted food writer and her formidable track record of over 19 million book sold speaks for itself. Comprising over 150 easy-to-follow recipes and with a refreshing contemporary design, the book is a guaranteed bestseller, not least because 2008 will mark Delia's return to our screens with a six-part primetime BBC television series.