How to Cook: Pastas, Cakes and Sweet Treat by Jill Russell is the second most popular Australian cooking show in the country, and it is easy to see why. From her studio in Sydney, Australia, where she conducts her shows, to her numerous television appearances around the country, from her recipe books to her numerous recipe websites, from her books to her magazine, from her website to her many public appearances, it is easy to follow the recipes she promotes. She starts with the fundamentals: “all pasta and all baking must begin with a well-balanced, low calorie, finely chopped, finely milled and freshly prepared pasta sauce”, and continues through to desserts and other foods with a fine degree of seasoning and creativity. A bonus for those who like to cook, but also like to experiment, the cookbook offers an entire section on cheesecake, from the very first recipe in the book, to one with chocolate Graham crackers and orange kiwi puree.
In addition to her baking recipes and her television appearances, Jill Russell also offers a number of other resources on her website. There are a cooking section that provides basic tips on how to cook a selection of recipes, a shopping tips page where you can find the best bargains on all of her cookware and equipment, as well as a serving and preparation guide for her various baking techniques. There are also sections on her website dedicated to her various cookbooks, all of which have been highly praised by critics and readers alike. If you want to know more about her wide range of baking and cooking techniques, you can also peruse the reviews and ratings she receives on her website.
With all of her varied interests and her years of experience in the food industry, it is no surprise that Jill Russell has developed her own set of cooking techniques, such as the “food safe vegetable soup recipe” that she serves on her television show. The first step to cooking like the celebrity chef is to learn the different techniques she uses. If you are looking for a way to improve your own cooking skills, you should definitely take a look at some of the recipes she prepares on her website. You may be surprised to find that a dish you have never tried before can be one of the best tasting meals you have ever made.