Carol Bowen Ball has been the devoted owner of an Aga kitchen range for almost thirty years and this handbook brings cooking on a range right up to date providing hundreds of thousands of Aga and Rayburn owners with a much needed collection of refreshingly new recipes. As the title of the book suggests however, the author does not ignore the basics and this handy work of reference will serve not only those who have just purchased or inherited a kitchen range for the first time but also those who have owned one for years and are looking for fresh ideas. As an Aga is more than just a cooker 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 are all clearly marked with unique symbols to indicate instructions for 2-door, 4-door or Thermodial-control models and can be cooked in Agas, Rayburns and all similar types of ranges. No one who owns an Aga or other kitchen range should be without this essential guide.