Cooking is an everyday skill that anyone can master. The easy-to-use beginner cook's guide to techniques with recipes to try them out: fry, bake, poach, casserole, steam and roast a fabulous range of 150 tasty dishes, all shown with the help of 800 step-by-step photographs. The 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. Learn how to master basic techniques, with successful results every time, and understand kitchen basics such as stocking the store cupboard, choosing essential equipment, menu planning, budgeting and hygiene. 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.