The Basic Cookbook Guide (Hardcover)

Classic Recipes for Every Kitchen

By Lesley Pagett

New Holland Publishers, 9781760790790, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2019

List Price: 16.99*
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The Basic Cookbook Guide is the essential reference guide for simple home cooking. It features all those timeless recipes you grew up with, as well as the modern classics entering our cuisine.

You’ll learn everything you need to know to get started in the kitchen — from boiling rice and scrambling eggs to making stock and baking the perfect roast with gravy — as well as how to prepare the dishes your mother and grandmother used to make.

With over 300 delicious recipes, The Basic Cookbook Guide covers every meal of the day in an easy to follow format.

About the Author

Lesley Pagett is a passionate home cook who loves making and sharing meals and recipes with family and friends. Her recipes have been handed down by her mother and her grandmother, and there is a recipe to satisfy everyone’s taste. With her years of experience fine-tuning her skills as a member of a gourmet-cooking club, she learned how to cook on a budget and feed a family as a working mother.