- Format: Colour, PAL
- Language: English
- Classification: Exempt
- Studio: BBC
- VHS Release Date: 4 Sept. 2000
- Run Time: 298 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004U8MX
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,611 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Delia Smith - How to Cook - Part Two [VHS]
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Everybody's favourite telly chef Delia Smith presents a second video designed to help us plebs cook reasonably adventurous nosh rather than just popping down the take-away. Fish, meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese and (yes!) chocolate all feature, as our Del shows how to rustle up Thai noodles, fast roast chicken, buttermilk scones and raspberry butter, to name just a few mouth-watering dishes.
Much has changed in the world of television cookery since Delia Smith first rose to fame in the late 1980s and many celebrity chefs have come and gone, taking a host of novelty gimmicks with them. But in the face of all challengers Delia remains the undisputed doyenne of cooking to camera, the only person capable of reducing otherwise sane adults to pitched battles over the last jar of sun-dried tomatoes at the local supermarket. Now she has gone back to basics once more to produce her How to Cook course, based on explaining and demystifying key elements such as eggs, flour, vegetables and meat, and providing the building blocks for more exotic fare. Such homespun simplicity has always belied a willingness to embrace new influences and ingredients, and it may come as a surprise when, having started out with modest ambitions you find yourself launching into Oriental Pork Casserole with Stir-Fried Green Vegetables or Chocolate-Crunch Torte with Pistachios and Sour Cherries.
The 10 programmes in this second part of the How to Cook course (Part One is also available on video) are organised by straightforward subjects such as fish, meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese and chocolate. Over 80 new recipes are concisely and clearly presented over the course of five hours, including Pad Thai Noodles with Shrimps, Individual Steak, Mushroom and Kidney Pies, Paella, Char-Grilled Aubergine and Roasted Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese, Tropical Fruit Salad in Planter's Punch and Melting Chocolate Puddings. The video also allows you to find individual recipes quickly and easily using a very helpful "quick find" index of all recipes on each programme, referenced by their start time and the page number in the corresponding book. On-screen recipe details, including ingredients and equipment required, complete the perfect introduction to the joys of cooking Delia-style. --Steve Napleton
Top Customer Reviews
It is like the best cookery school from the comfort of your own kitchen!