Get the most out of your combination microwave
This fully revised and updated edition of The Combination Microwave Cook has over 100 recipes - from simple snacks, vegetable, vegetarian, meat, fish and poultry dishes, to sweet and savoury bakes and pastries - all developed to make full use of these ultra modern appliances. Combine the well-known advantages of microwaves with the traditional crisp, golden finish which makes dishes so appetising. Imagine crisp, flaky pastry, golden-brown gratin and baked pasta dishes, main dishes, cakes and desserts, all cooked (and browned) in a fraction of the conventional cooking time.
Annette Yates was born in South Wales and grew up in the Brecon Beacons. She is married to Huw Thomas and has two grown-up daughters - Emma and Lindsay. After many years living in and around London, Annette now lives near Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales. Her hobbies include walking the Welsh hills, furniture restoration, gardening and, of course, cookery.
Annette loves cooking and creating new recipes. In particular, she loves cooking and eating out of doors. Though living in Wales often makes this a difficult pastime, Annette has a clay oven in her garden (for days when she is sure the weather is going to stay fine) and a gas barbecue (for cooking between showers of rain!). In summer, she enjoys spending long weekends with her husband in their folding camper (when Annette likes to cook all-in-one-dish meals in her electric wok). She claims that her family and friends are usually the best (and most honest) critics of her culinary creations!
Annette's freelance career as a cookery writer and home economist has been varied and has included: writing twenty cookbooks
contributing cookery and recipe features to consumer magazines
developing recipes for many leaflets, features and books
giving and organising cookery demonstrations
styling food for photography
running microwave cookery classes
consulting for several food and cooking equipment companies
developing and running a consumer advice line on food and cooking
editing publications for schools.
She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and the Microwave Association, and is a fellow of the Institute of Home Economics. Her books have attracted much praise including, above all, the doyenne of British cookery Marguerite Patten, O.B.E. who said of Fresh & Fast Meals From the Microwave "It is an excellent book... not surprising in view of the outstanding ability of both Annette Yates and Norma Miller".
Annette is the author of numerous best-selling cookery titles including: Fresh Ideas for Your Slow Cooker; Microwave Cooking Times at a Glance; The Combination Microwave Cook; Microwave Cookery Properly Explained and The Blender Book.