How to Cook
How to Cook
Darina Allen is at the forefront of healthy, sustainable family food in Ireland, and this is her up-to-date take on what a new generation needs to know for creating tasty, nutritious, waste-less dishes at home. She frequently encounters people around the age of 35 who do not know the simplest basic cooking techniques or the 25 most frequently used ingredients for home cooking. Darina’s mission is to ensure that no one should leave home or create a home without knowing the basics of how to create good food from scratch using healthy ingredients.
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'Darina Allen is Ireland's Delia Smith and Mary Berry rolled into one' - The Times
'She is without doubt one of the most important people working in the food world today' - Skye Gyngell
We all know cooking from scratch is healthier for our waistlines and our wallets, but pressed for time and inspiration, most of us turn to the same meals again and again. In this accessible and streamlined cookery primer, Darina Allen, of Ireland's world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School, shows how simple it is to rustle up delicious and nutritious meals using 25 of the most popular staple ingredients, from eggs and potatoes to tomatoes, rice and pasta.
With advice on shopping well, wasting less and the essential equipment every kitchen needs, Darina shares her lifetime of experience to show you how to cook good food time and time again.