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complete cookery course,
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This is a cookery book of the old school: don't look for attractive pictures or celebrity chef endorsements, but this is probably where they learnt it all from, or a reference just like it, because this is a complete cookery course. As such, it contains classic recipes and their variations and lots of them. It also explains cooking terms and what effect the different cooking techniques have on the food, how to plan a dinner menu for guests and how to choose wine. I teach professional cookery to young, aspiring chefs and this is my choice for 1 of 2 reference books for the course and for their professional life. Whatever cooking you might like to do, this, or something like it, is invaluable as a culinary reference to keep on the book shelf. There are more famous books of this type, but this one is fairly compehensive and sold at a very good price, making it excellent value for money.