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REAL FLAVOURS is an entirely rewritten and updated third edition of Glynn's Delicatessen Food Handbook, described by Nigel Slater as 'one of the only ten books you need'. It's a handbook of specialty ingredient information, from salt and pepper through olive oil to caviar: it not only tells you what an ingredient is and what it should look and taste like, it also tells you what it goes with and how to use it. With plenty of wit and anecdotes from a life spent traveling, cooking on TV, and writing for magazines and newspapers, Glynn's REAL FLAVOURS is a work of reference you'll end up reading like a novel. In his Introduction he says 'Ingredient knowledge means kitchen power, it means you know what goes with what and how to make something much more delicious in far less time. REAL FLAVOURS even answers the questions you didn't know you should have asked. It's the ingredient handbook that makes every other cookbook work. Best known in Britain as an entertaining and innovative TV chef, New Zealand born Glynn Christian is also an acclaimed food journalist, lecturer, public speaker and the author of over 25 books mainly about food and cookery. Since 1982 he's made over 1000 live broadcasts for BBC-TV including Breakfast Time and Pebble Mill and on radio he was a regular guest of Woman's Hour. His UK journalistic career includes writing weekly for The Sunday Telegraph for four years for which he was nominated for Glenfiddich Food Writer of the Year, Elle (5 years) and magazines such as OK, House and Gardens, Gardens Illustrated. After ten years living and working in Australasia Glynn has recently returned to the UK, where he presents a pioneering gourmet food program on QVC, the UK's hugely successful shopping channel - 1 in 6 households buy from it.

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