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The Cookery Year by Reader's Digest

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Notes about this book

  • tony1066 on March 30, 2013

    In the early 70's I worked for a subsidiary company of RD and bought friends and family copies of this book. I am now 60+ and although cooking since my teens, this book has laid the foundations of my French provincial repertoires that friends and family still eagerly request for dinner parties, casual suppers or day to day family meals. Unbelievably good - buy this for a young person to reveal well thought out versions of everything. No fluff, no conceit, authentic and sensible.

  • FeastsandFestivals on June 22, 2012

    This is the book that turned me on to cooking. My Dad gave me a copy when I was at university and I've never looked back. Like all RD editions the contributors are eminent but anonymous. I still refer to it for basic recipes, the floating island, mincemeat recipe and candied oranges have been a ritual part of my Christmas for many years. I'm on my second copy, the first much loved and splattered has been retired...

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Spare ribs of pork in cider

    • debkellie on September 05, 2014

      I was looking for something different and this filled the bill. Very tasty, the cider makes the dish so don't skimp on a quality product. Would definitely do again.

  • Cheese and chutney dip

    • debkellie on June 04, 2016

      Quick easy tasty - I only used 1 tsp curry powder though ...

  • Lemon soufflé

    • debkellie on March 19, 2017

      I'd forgotten how nice the simple chilled lemon souffle is .. must be 25 years since I've made this - it used to be my "go to" dinner party dessert! Easy, "do ahead" impressive dessert.

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  • ISBN 10 0276428935
  • ISBN 13 9780276428937
  • Published Apr 30 2004
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 439
  • Language English
  • Edition New edition
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher David & Charles
  • Imprint Reader's Digest

Publishers Text

A month-by-month guide to creative cooking that combines the best of traditional classic cookery with the needs of the modern meal-maker. It provides a feast of delicious recipes for every month of the year, plus a wealth of culinary advice.

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