‘Truly splendid…expert explicit and stimulating’ Len Deighton An Enthusiast’s Guide to the Classics: Lobster Thermidor to Rarebit Steak Diane to Trifle The Very Best Bouillabaisse to the World’s Greatest Sandwiches If you’re a Food Adventurer you cook for pleasure. You love trying out new dishes on family and friends and you never miss a chance to improve your knowledge and skills. You’re at your happiest when you have hours to devote to a fascinating recipe. In THE DIY COOK each chapter is led not by recipes but ‘projects’: nuts-and-bolts guides for the food lover with free time for fun in the kitchen. Constructing a cassoulet boning and stuffing a pig’s trotter building a trifle. Each project inspires related but simpler recipes skipping across time cultures and cuisines.