This is the cook's guide to frying, grilling, poaching, steaming, casseroling and roasting a fabulous range of tasty meals, for every day and easy entertaining. You can learn how to master the art of home cooking, with successful results every time. You can understand kitchen basics such as stocking the store cupboard, choosing essential equipment, menu planning, budgeting and hygiene. Recipes include Macaroni with Four Cheeses, Seafood Gumbo, Chicken Fajitas, Chilli Con Carne, Fruit Crumble, and Lemon Surprise Pudding. Cooking is an everyday skill that anyone can master. The 140 recipes in this beginner's cookbook include well-known classics that will help build a basic repertoire, such as Fish Pie, Spaghetti with Meatballs and Baked Mushroom Risotto. Each recipe contains minimal ingredients, and all the techniques are explained and illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Recipes have been selected to teach a wide range of skills, such as marinating, poaching, frying, grilling, roasting and casseroling. The book is a must for everyone who wants to learn to cook with fresh ingredients, and who would like to eat healthier home-cooked meals.