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What to Cook and How to Cook It,
This review is from: What to Cook and How to Cook it (Hardcover)This is definitely the kind of book I wish someone had bought me years
ago. It's a colourful, simple introduction to healthy cooking, and the
results are yum. There's a nice useful introduction at the front of the
book, for non-literate gastro-pub consumers like me. There's also a useful
glossary and index in the back.
The recipes are step by step, which is really easy to follow, and there
are little advice boxes full of helpful tips as go you along. The recipes
are fundamental, ranging from a full English breakfast to Prawn Pad Thai,
and offer a good foundation to cooking.
What makes this book particularly good is that the writer breaks the meals
into categories such as food for sharing, weekend cooking, and at the back
of the book gives some advice towards planning a menu. The desserts
section is fantastic and the Butterscotch and Banana Bread was the
ultimate winner in my book.
In summary: it's a really practical, good buy for someone who wants to
learn a wide variety of healthy meals.