What does it take to find the ultimate recipe? Angela Nilsen boldly sets out in the name of culinary research, with a quest to perfect the ultimate recipes for 50 classic dishes. Through a combination of her own research, testing and fine-tuning techniques, as well as consultation with distinguished chefs and writers for their insider tips and advice, Angela has come up with 50 definitive recipes, from making the perfect French omelette with Raymond Blanc and apple-pie inspiration with Gordon Ramsay to simply delicious pizza and roast chicken, super chocolate cake, meringues and lots more. Angela gives the full background to every recipe, the testing, the discussions and the problems she faced and then explains exactly how to make the best ever version with tips, hints and step-by-step photographs. Whether you are a novice who needs more confidence, or a practised home cook, this cookery book will become your most trusted friend in the kitchen, enabling you to create winning classic dishes time and time again.