Delia Smith is the UK's best-selling cookery author, having published over 21 million copies since her first book, How to Cheat at Cooking, was published in 1973. Her cookery books, including Delia's Frugal Food, Delia Smith's Cookery Course and Delia's Complete How to Cook have become instant classics and are firm favourites of cooks across Britain, making Delia a household name.
Delia's signature, no-nonsense approach to cooking has earned her the trust of home cooks everywhere, inspiring them to get into the kitchen and giving them the confidence to produce delicious meals with minimum fuss.
This is a celebration of summer and all its glorious ingredients - Delia has distilled the essence of summer into a book that brings the sun into the kitchen whatever the weather.
From early May to September a dazzling progression of summer produce brings with it a freshness, a sense of excitement and anticipation of what is new. Delia's Summer Collection takes that as its inspiration, introducing us to the more unusual ingredients that are growing in popularity, as well as familiar ingredients that are transformed by the subtle influence of Californian, Italian, Greek and Oriental flavours and ideas.
Here new techniques for grilling and roasting vegetables are explained; here are stunning home-made ice creams, barbecues for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, a feast of fresh fruits, as well as a section on preserves to recapture some of the flavours of summer in the dark days of winter.
All Delia's recipes are tested again and again to make them totally accessible to everyone who enjoys cooking and eating. The Summer Collection also includes information on equipment, ingredients and menus for entertaining.