Delia Smith is a British phenomenon--her books have sold millions of copies, her BBC specials have endeared her to thousands of viewers, and her name is as recognizable as Julia Child's. She is the master of sophisticated home cooking, and, as her millions of fans have come to expect, Delia Smith's Winter Collection is written to reassure the least experienced cooks while offering inspiration to the more adventurous. Her recipes are inventive and elegant yet utterly trustworthy and easy to follow. Once they are shared here in the United States, her name will surely become synonymous with the pleasures of a warm house on a winter's night, comfortable rooms aglow with firelight, and the unmistakable smells of home.
This delectable Winter Collection is a joyful celebration of the season, rich with autumn fruits and winter vegetables, fish and game, soups and roasts, casseroles and comfort food. With fragrances and flavors from all over the world, these recipes are guaranteed to bring a little sun into your kitchen and add an elegant flair to winter's cozy foods: Bread and Butter Pudding with the tang of Seville oranges and Oven-Baked Wild Mushroom Risotto brimming with the rich tastes of Italy. As always, Smith shows us new and simple methods to release the fullest flavors, whether it's by oven roasting to concentrate the essence of a dish, or by a unique blending of ingredients to transform even the simplest creations, such as Black Bean Chili with Avocado Salsa, Warm Lentil Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese, or Roasted Fish Topped with Sun-Dried Tomato Tapanade. She shares such classic selections as Red Onion Tarte Tatin and Autumn Lamb Braised in Beaujolais. She shows her originality with Beef in Designer Beer, Libyan Soup with Couscous, and Grilled Autumn Fruits with Sabayon Cider Sauce. And, finally, she enchants us with an array of truly indulgent desserts, such as Fallen Chocolate Soufflé with Armagnac Prunes and Crème Fraiche Sauce, and Apple Crèpes with Calvados. The recipes in Delia Smith's Winter Collection combine the most flavorful ingredients with brilliant techniques for easy preparation and mouth-watering photographs to guide you. Delia Smith is a charming and experienced companion, and, with her at your side, winter in your kitchen will never be the same.