Delia always has her finger on the button. For 40 years she has continually, throughout her cookbooks, writing and television programmes, enabled millions of people who lack confidence or experience to cook for their families and loved ones without fear. Delia's Complete How to Cook, a compilation of simple recipes from her celebrated How to Cook series, is a totally comprehensive 700-page guide to basic cooking, meaning that everyone from nine to ninety has every cooking skill they will ever need in one volume. Including hundreds of recipes for every possible occasion, all with Delia's no-nonsense approach and easy to follow instructions. There has never been a greater need either to learn to cook or to return to home cooking. And here it is in one volume, absolutely appropriate for the times we live in. Delia's Complete How to Cook was recently voted the best recipe book ever published (The Daily Telegraphwww.OnePoll.com).
Delia Smith is Britain's bestselling cookery writer, whose books have sold over 21 million copies worldwide. Delia's first job as a cookery writer was for the Daily Mirror in 1969 - numerous phenomenal best sellers and television series followed including Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course in 1978 and Delia's Christmas, Summer & Winter Collections in the 1990s. Towards the end of the decade Delia commenced work on a new major project - Delia's How to Cook, publishing three separate volumes and the accompanying tv series. The Vegetarian Collection and The Delia Collection followed. After a five year break concentrating on Norwich City Football Club (where she is a director) and Canary Catering, Delia returned triumphant in 2008 with a new BBC TV series and the fastest selling cookery book of all time 'Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking' - which has sold over 800,000 copies to date. Delia is married to the writer and editor, Michael Wynn Jones. They live in Suffolk.