A Year in Lucy's Kitchen

Lucy Waverman's mission in life is to get all of us into the kitchen and cooking for ourselves. As her thousands of dedicated fans know, trying any one of her expertly written, surefire recipes proves that it's easy to make food at home that tastes simly wonderful. In her beautiful new book, she shares with us one of her major inspirations: fresh, seasonal ingredients. Inviting us into her own kitchen and backyard, Lucy shows us how to take full advantage, month by month, of winter's sturdy pleasures, spring's fresh flavours, summer's rich harvests and fall's incredible bounty.

And, being Lucy, she gives seasonal eating an international kick: what better way to warm up a cold winter night than to serve a spicy meal from a hot country, like marramundi with Coconut Curry Sauce and Spiced Fruit Salad. Or try a family-friendly Victoria Day celebration with Firecracker Chicken Salad and S'mores Squares, entertain food-loving friends with a Caribbean Paella and Chocolate Baby Cakes with Ginger Crunch, or celebrate a Non-traditional Christmas with a Mustard-Glazed Standing RIb Roast and Linzer Tart with Cherries. Every menu also includes hand wine-pairing suggestions.

With monthly features on making the most of seasonal ingredients and on pertinent techniques--such as slow cooking in November and grilling in June--A Year in Lucy's Kitchen helps you share the pleasures of the table with family and friends all year long.

A Year in Lucy's Kitchen (Random House Canada, $35) is available at bookstores everywhere

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