Over recent years, across much of the world, people have started rejecting shop bought food and are getting into making it themselves. The DIY food movement is spreading. Why DIY? Because it's fun, an adventure, thrifty, a great way to get your hands gloriously dirty, and because at a time when skills like baking, preserving and curing are in danger of being lost forever, it's more important than ever to learn how things work. Most importantly though, when you do it yourself you can make sure that all the food you eat is absolutely delicious. Food DIYis the essential modern urban cook's manual. enthusiastic DIYer Tim Hayward will show you: How to make your own butter and cheese, sloe gin, suet pudding and potted lobster. How to smoke, and cure fish and meats, air-dry bresaola and boerwoers, as well as pickle fish, game and vegetables. How to spit roast a whole lamb, make a clambake in a wheelbarrow, smoke a salmon in a gym locker and deep-fry a turkey outdoors. How to make your own takeaway: from delicious Peking duck and fried chicken to doner kebab and your morning cappuccino.