The cook book that tells you what recipe books leave out. Hundreds of clear step-by-step drawings and instructions explain all stages of food preparation, from peeling an onion to boning a chicken, from rolling out pastry to decorating gorgeous gateaux. Nothing, not even how to boil an egg, is taken for granted. Once you know the right way to prepare different ingredients, good results are easy to obtain. This book shows you how to cook the professional way and will enable you to use any recipe with confidence and success. Illustrated throughout with line drawings and with over 80 specially commissioned colour photographs.