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Good Cooking: The New Basics Paperback – Apr 1 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Silverback Books Inc. (April 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596370173
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596370173
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 0.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,301,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"'Always manages to create new and exciting recipes' UK Food Newsletter; 'A thoroughly modern cook' The Good Web Guide" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

As the cookery editor of The Times, which has a daily readership of 1.8 million people, Jill Dupleix's daily recipe colum has an enormous impact on the day-to-day cooking of Great Britain. Jill's irresistible recipes and lively writing also appear in Delicious magazine (UK and Australia) and she is a regular guest chef on BBC TV (Good Food Live and Saturday Kitchen). Jill was voted Cookery Writer of the Year at the British Guild of Food Writers' Awards in 2002 for her work on The Times. Her book Simple Food was short-listed in the prestigious Andre Simon Cookery Book Awards in 2002 and her most recent book, Very Simple Food, won the Best Innovative Cookbook at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2003. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
DVD makes this cookbook a whole new experience Nov. 28 2005
By AnnieGet YourGum - Published on
Format: Paperback
First of all, I admit freely to being a bit behind the time when it comes to modern technology. So perhaps cookbook/DVD combinations are not all that uncommon, but until picking up this book up in a store recently I had never before seen anything like it.

Let me first say that the book itself is a real find, with stunning, high-quality photogaphy (my favorite feature of any cookbook). The recipes might seem a bit edgy at first glance, but I urge you to try them - so far, they are incredible (I'd heard about Jill Dupleix's cranberry blondie recipe from a friend who reads her column in the London Times, so I made them first. They tasted terrific, and made the whole house smell lovely!)

The DVD addition, however, makes this book an absolute must-have. It's like having your own personal TV cooking show right in your kitchen. Unlike TV, however, you can actually follow along with this program, since the disk can be paused, re-wound, fast-forwarded, skipped, searched, etc. And Jill Dupleix is delightful to watch. She's made sure to include lots of helpful cooking tips and techniques which can't really be conveyed any other way except by visual demonstration - how to thin-slice veggies, for example.

This was by far the best cookbook purchase I made this year. Get this set if you love watching cooking shows and want a new experience!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
COOKDISC IS A MUST HAVE!!!!! March 24 2006
By JIL - Published on
Format: Paperback
I absolutely LOVE the cookdisc. It was easy to use, had really great recipes, and was totally user-friendly. I am not much of a chef, but people were all impressed by the meals Jill Duplex (the host) taught me to make. I found the dvd so helpful and the recipes are truly fabulous. A must have. Also makes a great gift for house warming or wedding registry!
Five Stars Oct. 6 2015
By William J Flynn Jr - Published on
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