The Secret of Cooking


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Bee is an award-winning food writer, reviewer and journalist, currently author of 'The Kitchen Thinker' food column for The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine (for which she has been named food journalist of the year three times by the Guild of Food Writers). She is the author of four previous books, most notably THE HIVE (John Murray), SWINDLED (John Murray) and CONSIDER THE FORK, published by Particular Books/Penguin Press and by Basic Books/Perseus in the US. Before she became a food writer, she was a Research Fellow in the History of ideas at St John’s College Cambridge. Many years ago, she was a Masterchef semi-finalist. She is married with three children and lives in Cambridge.


‘It’s not often that a genuinely game-changing cook book comes out, but this accomplished, approachable and helpful book – its writing as nourishing as the recipes – is most definitely it. Quite frankly, there’s not a kitchen that should be without a copy of The Secret of Cooking’ Nigella Lawson ‘There is wisdom, and notes from a lifetime of reading, thinking, cooking and eating here. And it’s not just about food but about how we live, and how we look after ourselves and each other’ Diana Henry ‘The very acest book…so utterly lovely and so utterly necessary’ Jeremy Lee ‘A lifetime of kitchen wisdom here’ Nigel Slater ‘It is my Book of the Year, across any genre…packed to the absolute gills with invaluable advice, hints and tips, so reassuring and warm in tone that you feel actual love for the author, and, of course, also full of fantastic, achievable, home-kitchen friendly recipes that I guarantee will immediately become part of your repertoire’ India Knight ‘A wonderful book filled with great things to eat, and wisdom, wit and much kindness’ Susie Boyt, author of Loved and Missed ‘I don’t need a lot of convincing to pick up a pan, but Wilson’s tips are so clever, her recipes so tempting, and her vignettes of family life so candid, that this is a book I can read for pleasure alone’ Niki Segnit, author of The Flavour Thesaurus ‘This book is the perfect cooking companion and Bee Wilson is the ultimate kitchen friend: smart, funny, conscientious and patient, this is a book you'll want to spend time with, in and out of the kitchen' Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer, authors of Honey & Co: Food from the Middle East ‘One of those rare books that completely expresses the writer’s character. Everything she’s learned & feels about food and cooking is there’ Sheila Dillon

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