Essential basic techniques are explained with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook wanting to perfect a skill, you will be able to find out how to do everything from boning and roasting meat correctly to making the perfect sauce. There are photographic gazetteers of every kind of ingredient, and step-by-step techniques showing how to prepare them, along with descriptions of simple serving ideas. There are also over 200 different recipes for every part of the meal. This comprehensive book has something for everyone with quick and easy mid-week suppers, dinner parties, special occasions, parties, barbecues and picnics. A vital addition for every kitchen library.