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Delia's How to Cook Book Two Hardcover – 1 Dec 1999


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; 1st edition (1 Dec. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 056338431X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563384311
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,868 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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Delia's How to Cook Book Two continues Delia's simple-to-follow teaching course for people of all ages and abilities. With her unique powers of communication, Delia removes the fear and mystique from cooking both the simplest and the more advanced dishes. For those who have mastered the techniques--and for those who are already accomplished cooks--How to Cook Book Two contains a collection of 120 new recipes from "Roast Lamb in a Shrewsbury Sauce" to "Fresh Pecan and Almond Crumble". How to Cook Book Two once again features stunning food photography from Miki Duisterhof.

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The second instalment of Delia Smith's indispensable cookery course is packed with easy recipes that are ideal for beginners and more advanced cooks

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Jan. 2000
Format: Hardcover
I have only recently become more enthusiastic about cooking and have never bought cookery books before. I actually wasn't going to buy this book as I assumed it would be very dull and simplistic and wanted the River Cafe cookbook. In the end I decided to buy both but never expected to use the Delia Smith. I am however really pleased with the book, it is far from boring and their are many recipes suitable for entertaining which are really original. It does read as though you know nothing but I find all the recipes very well explained, for example they tell you how long you need to prpare the ingredients ahead and to preheat the oven/grill! For anyone who wants a foolpoof set of recipes which create quite impressive meals I really recomend it.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By "harrylangdon" on 20 Jan. 2000
Format: Hardcover
I love to cook and have used Delia's books for many years. I find it difficult to be objective about her, as she has always been my favourite from a young age. However, I still believe the series of "How to Cook" and the associated books to be unequalled. Many professional chefs criticise these books as an insult to the intelligence. They are really missing the point. Delia does what she does best. She introduces cookery in an enjoyable, easily approachable way, to those who would otherwise be terrified of the idea of using a kitchen for that purpose. At the same time, she provides great cook books for people who have experience of such matters. The extremely delicious results speak for themselves. I would recommend buying book one first, but apart from that one qualification, this is an excellent book and along with book one should be a first choice for those intending to become more proficient in cookery, whether from scratch, or building on previous knowledge and experience. Great recipes for people who love their food but don't feel compelled to be involved in the pretension which often surrounds food.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By jhaslam1@hotmail.com on 21 Feb. 2000
Format: Hardcover
I was very pleased to receive this book for Christmas. To me, Delia's a hero, I just love her recipes - they're are not necessarily for people wanting to diet, but they are simple and very delicious. This book makes me feel nostalgic, because before I left home, my mum used to cook recipes from her previous books. I will now continue to cook her recipes for my children.
P.S the shepherd's pie is a firm favourite in my family - it is better than any supermarket bought one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By pjw106@york.ac.uk on 7 Jan. 2000
Format: Hardcover
The book begins with an inventory for your store cupboard, and procedes through meat and veg to cheese and chocolate. While there are some good helpful ideas (how to cook fish for example) I'm not sure how realistic some of her aims are. She crusades against factory chicken, listing a couple of manufacturers she finds acceptable, but how many of us can afford the expensive products she reccommends. She frequently refers to recipes in book one, so I feel that one without the other is pretty useless.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By P. Dutton on 19 April 2000
Format: Hardcover
At first our 27 year old son was not too happy to receive Books 1 and 2 for his birthday present but is now fully won over. Two reasons for the conversion are the many tips that you normally learn by trial and error and because all the recipes work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Mar. 2000
Format: Hardcover
These books should be presented to every student on graduation day so that at long last they can stop eating baked beans and pot noodles every day. Delia takes you through the learning to cook process easily and interestingly. I used both books to make the 'perfect' roast dinner and it was absolutely fab. The Shepherds Pie was delicious, I made enough for 4 and my boyfriend ate for 3! A must for all beginnner and not so beginner cooks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matts Cotty on 12 Oct. 2009
Format: Hardcover
When I first started cooking using recipe books many years ago, Delia Smith had just released her How to Cook books, which were fantastic. What I really like about the Delia books is that every recipe is accompanied with a photograph of what the finished dish looks like. This is great as you can find something you like the look of and get cooking.

The instructions are clear, concise and easy to follow and I have never cooked anything yet that does not resemble the photograph. Even though I would now consider myself to be a more advanced cook, I still go back to the Delia books for simple, tasty and mouth watering recipes.

Strong buildings are always built on good foundations and that is exactly what these books provide.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb. 2000
Format: Hardcover
I own loads and loads of cookery books and Delia remains tops in my opinion for excellent advice and recipes. I bought the book last week and have read it from cover to cover.
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