Don’t Sweat the Aubergine

by Nicholas Clee

  • Published: 10 Aug 2006
  • Price: £9.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 336p
  • ISBN: 9781904977782
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On average, people cook no more than two dishes from each cookbook they buy. Why? Because most of the other recipes seem just too daunting.

At last, here is the book that answers the questions you always want to ask and solves those frustrating kitchen conundrums – why do some writers tell you to wash and soak rice before cooking, while others never mention it? Why won’t mince “brown” the way they tell you? Will an aubergine really taste better if you sweat it with salt first? The authoritative verdict on these and every other cookery technique is here.

Written in Clee’s easy, wry style and packed with his own selection of jargon-busting recipes that will deliciously broaden your range of standbys, this is the last cookbook you will ever need to buy…

“Intelligent, thoughtful, fascinating... a gem”
Nigel Slater
“In his gently Pooterish way, Clee really does seem to have all the answers...”
<em>Daily Telegraph</em>
“You’ll never rinse your rice again.”
<em>Sunday Times</em>

About Nicholas Clee

Nicholas Clee edited The Bookseller for many years, He is an accomplished amateur cook. This is his first book. He lives in London with his family.