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Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook Hardcover – 1 Sep 2009

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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; WHS (WIGIG) edition (1 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405347716
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405347716
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 22.4 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,819,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mary Berry is the author of more than sixty cookery books, including her bestselling Aga book. She has presented several television cookery series and is a regular guest on programmes such as 'Saturday Cooks'. She contributes to radio programmes and cookery magazines, and is loved for her practical and unfussy approach to preparing and serving food. She gives many demonstrations around the country and when at home loves being with her family and tending to her lovely garden, her other great passion.

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The Daily Telegraph, "a fat, no-home-should-be-without-it sort of reference book, all embracing and reassuring" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Mary Berry is Delia Smith without the hate mail, the queen of Aga's and the author of an impressive 30 cookery books. She has appeared on TV and radio on numerous occasions. Mary resides in Buckinghamshire where she opens her kitchen to the public for her popular Aga cookery workshops. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By D. Mohanani on 27 Oct. 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book covers everything. This was a real lifesaver for a dinner party I gave recently. It gave me ideas for starters and snacks, I prepared tapas. Made the orange passion salad for dessert, was troublesome, but loved by my guests. This is very extensive and covers many types of general cookery. The instructions are clear. Some recipes have ideas for variations and so on. If you are going through it and looking for ideas you will be sure to find something that will fit the bill. I especially like that at the beginning of each section the recipes are grouped on how long they will take to prepare and information on the no. of calories are given under the picture of each dish. Has lots of pictures. Basically it is possible to pick something without too much difficulty.
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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Jennifers Daddy on 18 Mar. 2007
Format: Hardcover
I have loads of cookbooks. This is the one I use most often.

The first 30 pages are the basics such as how to freeze, how to prepare, how to flavour, spices and general food safety.

The rest of the book (more than 500 pages) are the recipes. Each page generally has 2 recipes (including picture) so there's a lot here to try.

The best feature of the book is at the start of each chapter. There is a pictorial index of the recipes. This is split into "time taken to cook" (in 30 minute intervals). There is a small picture of the dish, description, how many it serves, calories per serving and the page number. Simple yet so useful.

Overall this is a superb book and I would recommend it to everyone.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Aug. 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is the best general cookery book I've ever come across. My mother had a copy that she refused to give me, so I was forced to buy my own, but it was worth every penny!
An index section at the start of each category shows a small photo of each dish along with a brief description, there are full colour photographs of every dish on the recipe pages, and the recipes are easy-to-follow. At the start of each category there is also a section explaining how to carry out the basic preparation needed for the following recipes, for example how to bone a chicken or how to make basic pastry dough.
Despite the fact that everything is made so simple, the recipes featured will enable you to shine at any dinner party or family meal, because there is nothing basic about the food that you'll produce. This book gets 5 stars from me, and I'd give it more if I could!
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Mar. 2006
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I am an accomplished cook, but this book is still one of the most used on my shelf! It is good for beginners and the competant cook alike! Full of sensible recipes with easy to follow instructions. I have just bought another two for my eldest children who are both setting up their own homes.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Dec. 1999
Format: Hardcover
This cookbook was the one that enabled a 30 year old male teacher to become so interested in cooking that he cooks better than he ever expected in his wildest dreams.
To me, cooking is all about combining maximum of flavour and minimum of fuss. This masterpiece by Mary Berry does all that.
She keeps her recipies simple and understandable, uses well judged descriptions of what to do - and her sauces are to die for!!!
Buy this Book - it's the only cookbook you'll really ever rely upon.
Steve Bailey
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Helen Morris on 24 July 2006
Format: Hardcover
Even though my shelves are groaning with every cookery writer imaginable, from Jamie Oliver, Delia Smith and Evelyn Rose to Sophie Grigson and Nigella Lawson, this is definitely the most read and certainly the most used! Mary Berry's style is totally straight-forward and all her recipes are simple enough for even a novice cook to follow. You know when you've finished making one of her dishes that it will look exactly the same as pictured in the book. I am so loathe to give my daughter my copy that I am today ordering a new copy for her.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Oct. 2005
Format: Hardcover
I've been interested in cooking for a few years now and have loads of books. I've seen this lady on TV and have always been impressed the way she makes so called difficult recipes seem easy. This is without doubt the best cook book I have ever bought. It has a bit of everything and I don't think I've found a bad recipe yet. Definately one for the beginner who wants to have a go.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Feb. 2005
Format: Hardcover
If you are only going to buy one cook book this is it. It is extremely well laid out, it has great pics, I don't know about you but I cannot cook without them. The recipes are great and a mix of traditional and something a bit different. This is the book I go to first and we have over 100 cook books.
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