In this book Michael Barry shares his cooking short-cuts and secrets, including his 15-minute pizza dough or the incredible Elastic Chicken - which gives three dishes from one bird - which are matched by the all-time favourites such as Salmon en Croute and Steak in Cream Sauce. There are ideas for starters and soups, salads, tasty main courses and desserts, and extras like breads, cakes and vegetarian food. Michael also selects some crafty Christmas recipes like Low-fat Christmas Pudding and Turkey Roulade to take the stress out of the festive season. Barry has also tossed in a selection of tempting international treats from his tour of India, Japan and America. His previous titles include "The Country House Cookbook" and "The Big Food & Drink Book" with Jilly Goolden.