This is a comprehensive book covering all the basics of cooking, perfect for children or beginner cooks of any age. It is fully illustrated with colour photographs, and clear step-by-step diagrams show what to do at each stage of a recipe. Dishes included range from simple sandwiches, salads, soups, stews and desserts through to straightforward classics such as roast chicken, homemade bread, sponge cake, chocolate chip cookies and even profiteroles. Each recipe is marked clearly with allergy advice, and variations on recipes are also included to cater for different food preferences and tastes. Each recipe also comes with a difficulty rating, indicating clearly which are very easy and which require a bit of extra time or effort.