So, you may be a beginner or you may be a regular cook who wants to add to their repertoire or learn a little more about the techniques behind the wizardry. Look no further – this is the ideal guide to all the basics and then some. From how to boil an egg to how to get the perfect hollandaise sauce, from choosing and cooking different cuts of meat to making the best mashed potatoes, everything you need is here. Invaluable techniques and information is provided in clear and simple English, broken down into eggs, meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, rice and pasta, sauces and baking. Then try your newly learned techniques in one of the recipes also provided!