C. R. Gordon

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One is Fun (Coronet Books) by Delia Smith
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Delia, 2 Sep 2010
I've had this almost since it first came out as I live solo. To my mind it's not all everyday cooking as I just don't have time for some of the recipes, but for when I want to spend some more time in the kitchen it's great.

As always with Delia, all the recipes are thoroughly tested and if followed exactly won't go wrong. None of us uses recipes all the time. I certainly don't and go for "meat and two veg" out of the freezer a lot of the time, but when in the mood to do some proper cooking for myself, this book is my first port of call.

I was disappointed by the Poulet Basque, though I must have done something wrong. (I usually do the "How to cheat at cooking"… Read more
Cooking for One (Quick and Easy) by Molly Perham
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cooking for One, 2 Sep 2010
Having lived on my own for many years I'm not exactly learning how to cook but now and then I like to look for more ideas, and any book of recipes for one is always welcome. I will tend to alternate between "meat and two veg" out of the freezer and doing something a little more elaborate such as described here - I've cooked quite a few dishes from this book and liked them. One thing I would say is that some are larger than others - any recipe with more than 2 oz of rice in it for one person is in my experience bound to produce far too much. 2 oz doesn't look like much on the scales but it swells up in the cooking! Others aren't quite so successful for other reasons. "Lamb with… Read more
Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking by Delia Smith
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Let me preface this by saying that I live alone, perforce DO know my way around the kitchen and am a bit of a dab hand at cooking for one (or else I starve or get bored with a limited range of "ready meals"). So I'm used to picking and choosing from recipe books as not everything is divisible down that far (stews and casseroles particularly - I sometimes do the Irish stew from Delia's Complete Cookery Course but it's interesting judging the right amount of liquid to put in if it's either not to boil dry, or leave the stew tasteless because you've put too much in and the ingredients have flavoured the water.) But I digress...

There are a few recipes in this book that work for… Read more