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My Very Special Cookbook - Margaret Fulton Used recipe book

My Very Special Cookbook - Margaret Fulton Used recipe book



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Used hardcover book in very good condition, minor chipping to dustjacket edges. First published 1980, this edition published 1984, 352 pages.

Everyone who cooks needs this very special book.
For the beginner - Gain all the basic advice you need to start cooking well from your first day in the kitchen.
For the experienced cook - Enjoy timeless classics, international favourites and imaginative new recipes.
For the creative cook - Explore cooking with new products, new equipment, new techniques, new ways of presenting food.
For the family cook - Try the practical, interesting recipes for nourishing food on a budget.
For the busy cook - Learn how to produce beautiful food in a hurry.
For the entertainer - Discover a wealth of ideas for dinner parties, casual meals, outdoor eating, special occasions.
And to all those who love to cook - Please share my enthusiasm and experience. There is a lifetime of happy cooking behind this book. . . a book which is very specialfor me and one which I am sure
will be special for you.

If you could have only one cookbook in - your home, this is it.

Contents include:

  • Introduction
  • Notes
  • The commonsense way to good cooking
  • Sauces and salad dressings
  • The first course
  • Beautiful soups
  • Fresh from the sea
  • Everyone likes poultry
  • Making the most of meat
  • The wonderful world of vegetables
  • Salads
  • Rice and pasta
  • Presentable pates and terrines
  • Savoury quiches and tarts
  • Crepes and pancakes
  • Sandwiches
  • Just desserts
  • A slice of cake and a barrel of biscuits
  • Our daily bread
  • V.I.P.'s - very important preserves and pickles
  • The final touch
  • Words you should know
  • Index

My Very Special Cookbook is an Australian publication. All measurements are in metric and imperial.

About the author

Margaret Isobel Fulton (born 1924 in Nairn, Scotland) is an Australian food and cooking 'guru', writer, journalist, author, commentator and National Living Treasure. Margaret Fulton was the first and greatest of the Australian celebrity cookery writers. As the world opened up again after World War Two and a wider range of foodstuffs began to arrive in the shops, it was Margaret Fulton, through her magazine columns and later her cookbooks, who showed the nation how to cook in new and exciting ways. It was largely through her inspiration and example that younger Australians realised the pleasurable and creative possibilities of fine dining. Our national cuisine was transformed.

Fulton's book, The Margaret Fulton Cookbook, was published by Paul Hamlyn in 1968 and was an instant success. Over 1.5 million copies have sold and it remains in print. Her early recipes encouraged Australian housewives to vary the Australian staples of "meat and three vegetables" and to be creative with food. She 'discovered' food from exotic places such as Spain, Italy, India and China and as Cookery Editor, 'brought these into Australian homes through her articles in the Women's Day magazine'.

Fulton realised that chefs who did television shows tended to lose their audience. Accordingly, she remained a writer who regularly appeared as a 'guest' on various TV shows. For Margaret Fulton, the great pleasure of cookery writing was to bring good food into ordinary homes. She was never interested in writing for an elite. Instead she concentrated on 'bringing magic' into everyday living through better everyday eating.

A passionate traveller, she is credited with being one of the first people to bring international cuisine to the Australian table. She has been honoured with the OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) and is one of the National Trust's 100 National Living Treasures. In 2006 she was nominated one of The Bulletin's 100 Most Influential Australians. One of her recent cookbooks is Christmas, which she co-wrote with her daughter, Suzanne Gibbs.

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My Very Special Cookbook by Margaret Fulton

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