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Delia Smith’s Cookery Course

Don't forget those four tablespoons of table saltFONDLY-RECALLED GENTLE introduction to flans with the primary-school teacher charm of Delia, who sometimes went all exotic on us (spaghetti) but always came good in the end.



  1. Chris O

    June 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    There’s no denying it: the emergence of this article undoubtedly prompted Her Maj to give Delia a gong in today’s Birthday Honours List. Such power you yield… 🙂

  2. shakira

    August 22, 2010 at 6:42 am

    How exactly is spaghetti exotic? You mean she never knew what falafel and tabouli and other actual good food is?

  3. Richard Davies

    October 25, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    One of my Aunts still thinks spaghetti is slightly off-beat food.

    When one of my cousins had to move back home for a time they complained about how bland my Aunt’s cooking was after years of doing their own.

  4. Great Bustard

    October 25, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    There was a time when every home in Britain had a copy of her book with the photo of Delia holding an egg on the front cover. There was a great recipe for pancakes in it.

  5. Richardpd

    September 3, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    My Mum had the set of 3 books for years & passed them on to my Sister when she got a single updated volume.

    Delia did an energy saving information film in the 1970s, one of a series using the Save It slogan. My primary school had the Save It stickers around well into the 1980s.

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