Basic recipes like these are the building blocks of any good kitchen. Well, that - and a collection of well-used, food-splattered cookbooks. These are the recipes - from Simple Chocolate Cake to Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce (AKA, the most famous tomato sauce recipe on the internet) - that should be part of any repertoire - not as a challenge to your culinary greatness, but because they taste so delicious. Whether you've mastered all of these basic recipes and are getting reacquainted, or just want to learn something new, get stuck into our list of 50 recipes everyone should know how to cook. How many can you make?