The cook­book has had its day, de­clares Delia

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

Rare is the house­hold with­out one of her recipe bi­bles on the shelf, but Delia Smith has de­clared that the cook­book is dead.

Printed recipes are point­less now that we can browse the web, she said. “There is not the need now to keep books. I think there are far too many of them, ac­tu­ally.”

Speak­ing at Buck­ing­ham Palace af­ter she was made a Com­pan­ion of Hon­our, Smith added: “Cook­ing has be­come very poncy, very chefy – if I get one more plate put in front of me with six dots of sauce on it, I will go mad,” she said. “The joy, years ago, of go­ing to a re­ally special res­tau­rant and hav­ing a re­ally special meal, has gone.”

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