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Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking - Delia Smith new cookbook

Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking - Delia Smith new cookbook

Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking - Delia Smith new cookbook

DELIA'S How to Cheat at Cooking


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New softcover book, 258 pages, published 2008. Features delicious colour photos throughout the book. All measurements are in metric.

In How to Cheat at Cooking, Delia has sourced a range of pre-prepared foods (from tins, chill cabinets, freezers and store cupboards) to help you short circuit cooking times and techniques. Readily available from supermarkets, delis, online food shops and farmers markets and of the very best quality these recipes using instant time savers will allow you to create fabulous food without any fuss. How to Cheat at Cooking is for people who don't want to cook, who think they can't cook, or simply don't have the time to cook. As Delia herself says, 'Cheating's come on a lot and there's much more available. The way it's going I can't think of anybody who wouldn't want it.'

This is Delia's first book in four years and it's been created with her characteristic attention to detail. Delia is Britain's most trusted food writer and her formidable track record of over 19 million book sold speaks for itself. Comprising over 150 easy-to-follow recipes and with a refreshing contemporary design, the book is already a popular bestseller.

Includes a comprehensive list of ingredients to keep in your cupboard, fridge and freezer. Some of the items are UK brands, but Australian equivalents are usually available.

About the author

Delia Smith OBE (born 18 June 1941) is an English cook and television presenter, known for her interest in teaching basic cookery skills. She is the UK's best-selling cookery author, with more than 18 million copies sold. From her first job as a cookery writer for the Daily Mirror magazine in 1969, Delia published the original How To Cheat at Cooking in 1971, then presented Family Fare for television.

Her series How To Cook (1998) was a huge success and the accompanying, million-selling books represented a publishing phenomenon. The television series reportedly led to a 10% rise in egg sales in Britain, and her use of ingredients (such as frozen mash, tinned minced beef and onions as used in her 2008 TV series), or utensils (such as an omelette pan), could cause sell-outs overnight. This phenomenon - 'the Delia Effect' - was most recently seen in 2008 after her new book How to Cheat at Cooking was published. Her fame has meant that her first name has become sufficient to identify her to the public, and the "Delia Effect" has become a commonly used phrase to describe a run on a previously poor-selling product as a result of a high-profile recommendation. Items to have benefitted from the Delia Effect include the Kenwood mini-chopper, Martelli pasta and Aunt Bessie's mashed potato.

In 2002 she produced her Vegetarian Collection, then The Delia Collection - Soup, Chicken, Chocolate, Fish, Italian, Pork, Baking and Puddings. To keep up with the current financial crisis, her book Frugal Food has been republished. Delia is a director of Norwich City Football Club, where she is in charge of Canary Catering, several restaurants and food and wine workshops. She is married to the writer and editor Michael Wynn Jones. They live in Suffolk.

Delia baked the cake depicted on the cover of the Rolling Stones album Let It Bleed

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Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking by Delia Smith


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