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The foundations of cookery
on 21 November 1998
This really is a wonderful book. It goes right back to the foundations of cookery, upon which everything else is built. I have listened to people scoff at the basics being taught here, but when pressed - they knew as little as I did.
Like so many younger people, I have fallen into the (bad) habit of relying on frozen meals, or carry outs. This book is ideal for (re)introducing the skills of good cooking. To analogise, once you have learned the arithmetic you should be able to cope with the calculus to come.
It isn't just a training guide, it easily stands on its own as an excellent cook book with some really good recipes. I'm looking forward to Book Two.