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This review is from: The Constance Spry Cookery Book (Hardcover)Everything you ever wanted to know about cooking in the classic English style is here. OK, it's a bit pedantic and fussy, old fashioned and over prescriptive but invaluable.
Clearly written, this tells you how to make every dish there is in english cookery starting from the basics and ending with recipes to serve the royal household. I've used this book for almost 40 years and every recipe in it works. If you want to know how to do things from boiling an egg to roasting venison its here.
Constance Spry writes from a love of cooking and pride in those she's taught. Everything is done properly, no short cuts, no flash just solid, reliable advice on how to prepare food. Between us we own over 100 cook books and this is the one I go to when I want to know how to do something. For actual recipes I might go elsewhere (e.g. the 23 book encyclopedia "Supercook") but often find they probably cribbed the recipe from her as its very similar with some of the frills left out. Where in other books you feel the author is just filling the space, here you feel she has cooked every one of these dishes many times.
This is the book for the person who thinks they know all about cookery, written by the woman who did.