Ooh la la! Delia's pulled out all the stops with a terrific selection of the very best of French cuisine, from steaks and salades to snacks such as Croque Monsieur.
A classic ratatouille is wonderful, but if you roast the vegetables it takes it to another dimension and retains all the vegetables' flavour and texture.
Start this wonderful gluten-free cake a couple of days ahead, then revel in its sheer lightness, due to the lack of flour used.
Tarte Tatin is one of the truly great French desserts and is a gift for those who don't like making pastry cases, as you simply place the pastry over the apples to cook. Use whatever apples you like for this.
Just add toast, pickles or chutney for a real taste of France, ideal for those who don't like liver.
A friend challenged Delia to come up with a chocolate cake that was low in fat: this is the luscious result, to make chocolate fans rejoice!
There's something luxurious about this recipe, which features braised steak, mushrooms and Madeira. Serve it to friends or use beer or cider for a family feast.
It's easy to forget about the humble mussel - but few things offer as much satisfaction as a speedy recipe like this, with the shellfish served in a mixture of its own juices and garlicky butter.
Guinea fowl is packed with flavour - and this makes a great alternative to the more usual coq au vin, a French classic.
Until Victorian times, goose was the bird of choice on the Christmas table in Britain, but it was then eclipsed by turkey. Why not revive a tradition with this wonderful recipe?
There are some luxuries in the kitchen that really do help to perk up certain dishes, and one of these is a bottle of Calvados because it seems to have within it all the concentrated aroma and flavour of an apple loft. This recipe can be doubled
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