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In fact, it tells you all the things that other cookery books assume you know.
More than that, it takes you from the very basic basics right through to the mysteries of "Sunday Lunch". So, although most of the recipes are designed to feed one, there is scope for entertaining too, as you get more confident about your abilities in the kitchen.
For those cooking on their own for the first time - for whatever reason - it is the cookery adviser at your elbow.
Simple quick meals - just right, I don't like cooking so recipes have to be as quick and simple as possible for me to consider them at all.Published 22 months ago by E. Susan Storey
This book was just what was needed for a teenager moving out into her own place for the first time, she had very little cooking skills beyond making porridge and omelettes but this... Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2011 by Peanuckle
As a non cooking person i have found this book a massive help in trying out some recipes and also in gaining some confidence in my own ability to be able to cook! And guess what? Read morePublished on 2 Dec. 2010 by Dazza
I bought this when I first left home over 20 years ago. It was exactly what I needed then as I could only cook using the microwave and toaster! Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2009 by Beth's Mum
I purchased this book as a reasonable cook myself, to hopefully try one or two simple recipes not currently in my repetoire. Read morePublished on 5 Jan. 2008 by Crazy Andy
When someone sees this book they often laugh at the title but then I tell them just what a fantastic book it actually is and they realise maybe they should have a look though. Read morePublished on 22 Aug. 2007 by A. Brown