This is an indispensable cooking reference to keep close at hand, on the kitchen table, to be opened every day. It offers cooking tricks that anyone can leam, but that you won't be able to do without. Make your cooking a success with priceless advice stemming from years of experience and tradition that will make your cakes moist, your meat tender and your sauces always tasty. With over 150 handy tips and 30 indispensable recipes, this book will teach you how to choose the right products, an how to wash, cut, cook, flavour, season, stuff, tenderise, thicken, skim off the fat, decorate, preserve and re-use all types of ingredients and preparations. Packed with hands-on advice on how to make the most of your time and the ingredients in your cupboard and freezer.