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Complete Illustrated Cookery Course ( Classic Edition ) [Hardcover]

Delia Smith
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Book Description

12 Oct 1989

Delia Smith's Complete Illustrated Cookery Course contains more than a hundred stunning photographs that will inspire you to rush into the kitchen and start cooking: many of the classic Delia recipes, from crunchy Roast Potatoes to Christmas Pudding, are here in full colour and spectacular detail. In addition there are step-by-step colour photographs illustrating basic techniques, such as how to make bread, chutney, marmalade and omelettes.

To all the established favourites from Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course, Delia has added a variety of new recipes destined to become just as popular; they range from the simple to the sophisticated, from Stir-fried Mange Tout to Roast Stuffed Goose with Prunes and Armagnac. As millions of Delia Smith followers can testify, these clear and comprehensive recipes can be trusted, by the beginner as well as the more experienced cook. Her Complete Illustrated Cookery Course provides all you need, and more, for a lifetime of cooking and entertaining.


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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; Expanded edition edition (12 Oct 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563214546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563214540
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 20.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Delia Smith is Britain's bestselling cookery writer, whose books have sold over 21 million to date. She began her writing career 40 years ago on the Daily Mirror and since then has presented very many cookery series on television and published numerous bestselling cookery books including Delia Smith's Cookery Course, Summer and Winter Collections, The Vegetarian Collection, Delia's How to Cook and Delia's Happy Christmas among others.

After a five-year break in 2003 to concentrate on Norwich City Football Club (where she is a director) and Canary Catering, Delia returned in 2008 with a new BBC TV series and the fastest-selling cookery book of all time, How to Cheat at Cooking. Her Complete How to Cook was released in 2009 to celebrate 40 years of writing recipes and was voted the Most Useful Cookery Book of All Time. She was also awarded a CBE for her services to the food industry. Delia is married to the writer and editor, Michael Wynn Jones. They live in Suffolk.

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THE modern classic cookery course indispensable to every kitchen, magnificently illustrated and completely revised and updated.

About the Author

Delia Smith is Britain's bestselling cookery writer, whose books have sold over 21 million copies worldwide. Delia's first job as a cookery writer was for the Daily Mirror in 1969 - numerous phenomenal best sellers and television series followed including Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course in 1978 and Delia's Christmas, Summer & Winter Collections in the 1990s. Towards the end of the decade Delia commenced work on a new major project - Delia's How to Cook, publishing three separate volumes and the accompanying TV series. The Vegetarian Collection and The Delia Collection followed. After a five year break concentrating on Norwich City Football Club (where she is a director) and Canary Catering, Delia returned triumphant in 2008 with a new BBC TV series and the fastest selling cookery book of all time 'Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking' - which has sold over 800,000 copies. Delia is married to the writer and editor, Michael Wynn Jones. They live in Suffolk.

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85 of 86 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
For someone wanting to learn the basic concepts and theories of quality cooking, this is an absolutely ideal book. There is a fabulous range of recipies and techniques to cater for every occasion and all standards of cook, from beginner - through to advanced. Although many will ridicule the fact that Delia explains to us how to boil an egg properly - they should bear in mind that there is still a significant number of people who are genuinely lost in a kitchen, yet who genuinely want to learn how to do things properly right from the beginning. Although this hardbook illustrated version costs more than the paperback, it really is worth the extra money - illustrations clarifying Delia's step-by-step instructions as well as giving pointers as to how the dish in question should turn out.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone's first cookbook... 12 April 2006
Format:Hardcover
I have about ten cookbooks, but by far Delia's Cookery Course is the best of them all. The recipes are clear, well laid out with different chapters, the book is sturdy and Delia writes interestingly on the various dishes and even equipment needed - but most importantly, the recipes are EASY!!!!!

I have never, ever failed with a recipe from this book, they are all so practical and clear. Delia Smith takes nothing for granted and explains each step simply. The dishes themselves are very tasty and look very nice. Everyone will be familiar with them as well, from the potato and leek soup to the Apple Crumble. One final thing: her souffles don't collapse! Buy it!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Cookery Course 23 Nov 2005
Format:Hardcover
I used many of her recipes at christmas time last year and plan on using them again this year. I made Christmas Pudding, mince pies and my own mincemeat. Her recipe for mincemeat was the best I have tried so far and this was the first time I made christmas pudding. All items turned out very well. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. At no time was I confused about the instructions and that for me makes this book one I would recommend very highly.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delia is fantastic as always 10 Nov 2003
Format:Hardcover
Delia's writing style is wonderful - interesting, entertaining, and very easy-to-follow instructions. Complemented by the lovely photographs in this edition, Delia's inimitable style makes this book worth buying even if you don't have a kitchen. And if you do have a kitchen, you WILL be able to follow all these recipes even if you have hardly even boiled an egg before. The one negative comment I could make is that this compilation of recipes is starting to look a little dated now, and perhaps doesn't reflect the hugely increased range of products available in supermarkets. Having said that, for good home cooking you couldn't find a better starting point than this.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old Delia 14 Oct 2009
By K. Wood
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have a well-thumbed version of this book which has been my bible for 25years. I decided to buy the illustrated version for my daughter as she entered her first house in Uni. It is much more readable than the old version and the pics help.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you only want one cookery book- this is it! 9 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
My Dad bought me this book soon after I got married in 1989. I have used it so often and it takes pride of place on my bookshelf. My favourite phrase when asked by people how I have cooked something is "Delia says..." It has everything you will ever need to know about cooking
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delia's Illustrated Cookery Course 15 Mar 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This may not be a new book but for a cooking novice like me it's a life saver on basic stuff that you'll need if you're forced into cooking. It has a great index so you can find things very quickly. Some great fail-safe recipes which you can't fail with. Highly recommended. It's become my cooking bible. My wife had a soft back copy which became very tattered (shows you how much it was used). Becausae of illness, she can't cook now so I replaced the old copy with a new hardback version. It's much more user friendly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delia at her best 6 Jun 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Had a copy of the original version back in 1982 and this was bought as a replacement. All the same recipes but in a bigger book with more photos. Nearly bought the cheaper, later version paperback, but glad I didn't. This version of the BBC book was first published in 1989, but the reprinted issue received is 2007. The book is made in the UK and the binding, paper quality and printing are all high quality. Great book, great information, recipes that work and essential reference manual for beginners and seasoned cooks; giving great basic information for all who aspire to succeed and love to cook great tasting food.
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