It all began one summer when Daisy set sail across the Atlantic from Florida to Portugal with four men. Unexpectedly, it turned out that Daisy couldn't sail, and so was declared the cook. Except she couldn't cook either. From roasting her first chicken in that tiny galley kitchen to large feasts cooked at her family home, Daisy reveals how she not only learnt the skills of cooking, but also fell in love with food - a love that now borders on obsession. Full of highly entertaining and often hilarious food and family-related anecdotes - from the unidentifiable school dinners and baked potatoes of her youth, to scallops, doomed love affairs and a weekend spent with a New York drag queen - her adventures are diverse, inspiring and heart-warming.In this title, over 100 recipes are woven into a narrative, including basic techniques such as making breads and cakes, cooking and preparing meat and fish, and making jams and sauces, as well as specific dishes like sea bass cooked in banana leaves, pumpkin risotto and mango sorbet. With charming illustrations throughout, this book will inspire all readers to appreciate the pleasures of cooking and enjoy a few other lessons along the way.