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Delia Smith Quotes

Delia Smith Quotes & Quotations
Delia Smith
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    A cake is a very good test of an oven: if it browns too much on one side and not on the other, it's not your fault - you need to have your oven checked. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    A measuring jug is also vital when cooking rice, as this is always measured by volume rather than by weight. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    Also, bread doesn't like extremes of temperature, which can kill the yeast, so ingredients need to be at room temperature before you start. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    Although a food processor is not an absolutely essential piece of equipment, because you can certainly chop, grate, slice, knead and mix everything by hand, it does do all these things very quickly and efficiently and saves you time and energy. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    But quite honestly I can't help being a passionate football supporter. If that's my sin, I'm guilty. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed... I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    I found in my whole career the best thing that can happen to you is that you hear what people want. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    I sometimes think the chef end of cooking is not the real end of cooking. Cooking is all about homes and gardens, it doesn't happen in restaurants. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    In 35 years of being in the media, I've had all this mud flung at me many, many times. It's not the first time. It's nothing unusual. I've been through it all before and the best way to deal with it is not to read them. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    In our house, some of our favourite recipes just happen to be vegetarian, but I still enjoy meat and I believe very much in meat. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    Memories are fallible and a timer can save a lot of hard work from going out of the window. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    The chemicals in the dishwashing process tend not to be good for saucepans. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    There are people who claim to be instinctive cooks, who never follow recipes or weigh anything at all. All I can say is they're not very fussy about what they eat. For me, cooking is an exact art and not some casual game. Delia_SmithDelia Smith
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    There are three reasons why this book came into being. First, throughout the 33 years I've been writing recipes - although I'm not vegetarian myself - I have greatly enjoyed creating vegetarian recipes, and cooking and serving them at home. Delia_SmithDelia Smith