The original edition of this best-selling handbook was published in 1988 and has never been out of print. It has w been entirely revised and updated for today's new higher-powered machines. This is THE essential guide and handy reference book for microwaves, combination microwaves and convection microwaves. It is NOT a recipe book; it provides an A-Z guide on how to plan, prepare and cook over 200 everyday foods on easy to read tables with settings and timings. Got a whole sea bass to cook? Look it up and you'll kw precisely at what temperature (for the combination oven), at what setting (for a microwave) and for how many minutes. The book is divided into sections for fish & shellfish, poultry & game, meat, vegetables, pasta & rice, eggs & cheese, grains, nuts & pulses, sauces, fruit & puddings, breads, cakes & sweets, savouries, drinks and essential foods & ingredients. This book is one of Grub Street's best-selling The Basic Basics series, with previous titles The Basic Basics Jams Preserves and Chutneys Handbook, The Basic Basics Home Freezing Handbook, The Basics Basics Baking Handbook, The Basic Basics Soups Handbook, The Basic Basics How to Cook from A-Z, and The Basic Basics Pressure Cooker Cookbook.
CAROL BOWEN has been a freelance cookery writer, food consultant and broadcaster since 1979, having previously worked for Good Housekeeping, Homes and Gardens and Bird's Eye (as Head of Consumer Affairs). Carol has advised on various projects including the BBC's Masterchef and contributes regularly to national newspapers, magazines and radio and television programmes. She has written over 70 cookery books on a wide range of subjects.