Tana Ramsay reveals the secrets behind great home cooking. How do you make great mashed potatoes, cook the perfect steak, prepare a crunchy coating for fish cakes, or roll your own homemade shortcrust pastry? Tana answers these questions, and many more.With 120 recipes, each accompanied by an invaluable "kitchen secret," Tana's book makes fabulous food accessible to all. Her "secrets" reveal how to prepare food perfectly, cook it well, and choose the best ingredients. For instance, Tana shares with us how to cook meat evenly; what to look for when buying fresh fish; which type of potato to use for baked potatoes, salads, or fries; and how to tell when a cake is cooked.
With a wealth of recipes for meat, fish, pasta, rice and grains, pies, vegetables, breads, dessert, and cakes, this book will be an invaluable friend in the kitchen as well as a source of inspiration that will bring out the cook in you.