I'd swear a whole year's dinners on Delia Smith's books.
Do you know how to pan-sear a duck breast ? Or which cut of beef to use for fajitas ?
It's all in How to Peel a Peach by Perla Meyers. A year's cooking class between two covers.
St John in London's Smithfield meat market has existed since the 17th Century. The chef-owner has published the restaurant cook-book. The Whole Beast : Nose to Tail Eating It list pig trotters, ox tongues, lamb's brains, duck legs, jugged hare and hairy tatties. Foodstuffs of childhood rhymes. [ July 23, 2004: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]