Learning how to cook properly the foods we like to eat is a wonderful skill. This practical book introduces 75 familiar and satisfying recipes that are suitable for a novice to make. Here you are shown how to progress from boiling, poaching and scrambling eggs to making simple soups, stir-fries, risottos, curries and fantastic home bakes. The recipes are arranged according to type of ingredient and include eggs, vegetables, pasta, grains and legumes, fish and shellfish, poultry, beef, lamb and pork, and desserts and bakes. Try rich Cod Gratin with vegetables accompaniments, or Honey Mustard Chicken for a simple Sunday lunch. For a fast weekday supper sample Corned Beef and Egg Hash, and for days when there is time to spare try a stroganoff, hot pot or all-in-one dish that requires little effort but longer cooking time. With 75 recipes shown in over 275 photographs this is the ideal book for the new cook.