Top 10: Surviving in Styles is a book for those who appreciate good food, but have no idea how to prepare it themselves. It is guide to eating delicious, healthy food, simply prepared, and imparts the simple keys to cooking, from experienced food and travel writer, Manuela Darling-Gansser. To begin, Manuela details the implements you will need, how they work, what various herbs look like and how to stock your cupboard. Next, there are ten basic recipes for a range of foods: eggs, soups, pasta, rice, chicken, beef, fish, vegetables, green salad and sorbet. Step-by-step photographs make the recipes simple to follow, amd variations on the recipes are included to encourage creativity once the basic skills are learnt. The book also offers practical tips on general kitchen issues from how to store food in the freezer to avoiding "onion tears". If you want to cook to survive yourself or occasionally cook for friends, Top 10: Surviving in Style will give you confidence and ideas.