Back to Basics

Henry Dimbleby and Jane Baxter give a cooking primer “for those who find recipes daunting: young, novice, or simply under-confident cooks”:

“Everyone starts out as one of these. And there’s only one way to improve your culinary skills: get cooking. The physicist Neils Bohr said that an expert is merely ‘a person who has [made] all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field.’ Every confident cook has built his or her repertoire on the back of innumerable culinary disasters.”