Top chef Nettie Cronish shares some cooking secrets in this recipe book with an emphasis on the use of fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables in the preparation of appetisers, salads, dressings, soups, main courses, and desserts. Recipes range from lemon poppyseed cake, to salsa tempeh dip and Thai curry noodles. The book includes information on how to set up a natural kitchen, and each recipe has a nutritional breakdown and calorific value.
In her varied career as a cook Nettie Cronish has been a health spa chef, the owner of a vegetarian frozen food company, a consultant and a founding member of the Women's Culinary Network. A respected chef and teacher, she and her recipes have been featured in magazines, newspapers, on radio and television. She lives with her family in Toronto.