"Twenty-five years have gone by since this book first appeared, yet the message remains the same. There is a whole new generation of people who haven't had the time or the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the experience of cooking. Everything is too fast nowadays - but we still need to sit down to eat. I am convinced that this little bible of simple but wholesome dishes still holds true today - because good food does not have to be expensive and complicated. Leek and potato soup, roast chicken - perhaps the best cuisine is simple, everyday fare."