Carol Bowen has been the devoted owner of an Aga kitchen range for fifteen years and her Country Range Cookbook brings cooking on a range right into the new century, providing the hundreds of thousands of owners with a much needed collection of inspirational and refreshingly new recipes. The book does not, however, ignore the basics and it will serve not only those who have just purchased or inherited a kitchen range for the first time, since it is suitable for use with all available models, but also those who have owned one for years and are looking for some fresh ideas. But because a country range is more than just a cooker, as any owner will enthusiastically tell you, this book contains all sorts of useful hints and tips for getting the most from your oven everything from drying sports clothing to using your kettle for cleaning the hotplate lid. The recipes, clearly marked with easy-to-identify symbols indicating instructions for 2-door, 4-door or Thermodial-control models, can be cooked on Agas, Rayburns and all similar types of ranges. No one who owns a kitchen range or is planning on owning one should be without this book.
Carol Bowen Ball is an established food writer with over 35 years experience in the food arena. A prolific author, she has written over 80 cookery books (mainly as Carol Bowen), on a variety of subjects from barbecue to range-style cooking, and a whole lot in between. She won the 'Cookery Book of the Year Award' for her ground-breaking book 'Versatile Vegetables' when bringing vegetables to the forefront of meal planning was in its infancy. A former Household and Cookery Editor for 'Homes & Gardens' magazine she has always been on the look-out for new ideas, trends and chasing the latest advice on cooking and eating well. Her long association with the media, be it television, radio, magazines, newspapers, the internet or professional journals, means she is a popular and sought-after pundit on all things relating to food. It is for these same reasons that she has worked on 'Masterchef'; with Keith Floyd in his hey day; and as an editorial food advisor to Nanette Newman and Diana Dors on food-related projects. Carol is a member of the British Obesity Surgery Patient Association (BOSPA), the National Obesity Forum and the Guild of Food Writers.