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Hail Queen Delia!!

Advantages: Gorgeous recipes
Disadvantages: Want to eat them all

Delia and me go back a long way. In an effort to domesticate me my parents bought me my very first hard backed Delia when I was 18. As far as I was concerned it was just another cookery book with a strange woman on the front holding an egg. I never ...

susan1967 26.04.2004 · Read full review
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Diamond review  Delia at her best

Advantages: Recipes for every occasions and they're just about fool-proof.
Disadvantages: Some of the chapters are a little dated.

...great fan of Delia Smith, but I owe her a debt of gratitude. My mother always told me that I couldn't cook and in my youth constantly derided my efforts to produce anything edible. It's the sort of thing that sticks. One day in the late seven ...

SueMagee 08.03.2003 · Read full review
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How To Boil Eggs

Advantages: see op
Disadvantages: none

...to a mans heart is through his stomach. Thanks to Delia Smith I have a direct line to men’s hearts! Now the art of cooking is no mystery and you don’t need extensive lessons to master it. ~~~~ My Story ~~~~ When I was in my final ...

KathrynE 18.03.2001 · Read full review
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wotta cook

Advantages: well laid out, everything works
Disadvantages: too many to try in one go

For all the budding cooks out there, I think this book is a basic requirement of the kitchen bookshelf. Laid out in an easy to follow way, it gives advice to all us burnt toast types about what equipment you should have in a basic kitchen, including t ...

Belgarath_02 25.08.2000 · Read full review

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Tripe & onions?!

Advantages: Good on the traditional stuff like roasts
Disadvantages: Some recipes need plenty of time & planning

This is a step up from Saint Delia’s “get an egg and bung it in a pan” approach in her ‘How to Cook’ series. It does cover the basics but also offers some more ambitious recipes and, at over 600 pages, has room to tell you about every aspect of cooking in ...

Caro_R 27.07.2000 · Read full review
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