Most cooks long for an all-encompassing cookbook that will show how to make everything from a basic biscuit to a poached salmon, advise on different cuts of meat and types of potatoes, and explain how to rescue a split sauce along the way. This is that book. Tamasin's clear, concise and no fuss instructions lead the novice cook through those first, experimental recipes, giving confidence to progress to more sophisticated dishes. The student or cook on a budget will find a repertoire of economical recipes, and the experienced cook will find inspiration in the comprehensive classics and new favourites chapters. There is an entire chapter on Christmas with a timetable for Christmas day plus 35 recipes that will inspire you between Christmas and New Year.