Completely PerfectBy Felicity CloakePenguin It takes a certain confidence to title a cookbook Completely Perfect. Published by Penguin, this is the fourth in Felicity Cloake’s Perfect series, compilations of the award-winning food writer’s recipes which have appeared in her weekly column in The Guardian since 2010. I was delighted when this book was published because I often read Cloake’s recipes online, leaving my iPad continually splattered with oil and covered in sticky fingerprints. I am of the generation that prefers having my go-to recipes in book form where the pages of my favourite dishes wear their stains and smudges like a badge of honour. Subtitled 120 Essential Recipes for Every Cook, the book would be a great gift for beginners who will benefit from recipes for boiling an egg, making a jacket potato and cooking rice. Yet there are plenty of ideas to interest confident cooks. In less pressured lives some may enjoy passing the days paging through food magazines, but many ...

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