Pye's 300 recipes feature the best of North American regional cuisine as well as globally-inspired dishes from around the world -- all developed with convenience in mind. Her recipes are the product of her fastidious tweaking of ingredients. Simple and delicious. (Carolina Parent Magazine
A mixture of the retro and freewheeling (e.g., Bollywood Chicken loaf with Chutney Glaze), this ample compendium is a well-illustrated grab bag. Pye likes to evoke a given country's cuisines with a few ingredients -- chiles and salsa for Mexican, say, Thai basil and hoisin sauce for Vietnamese. Sticklers for authenticity will blanch at these shortcut gestures, some of which work spectacularly (T. Susan Chang Kitchen Daily
About the Author
Donna-Marie Pye is a widely respected home economist, food writer and recipe developer. She lives in Waterloo, Ontario.