Notting Hill is a unique place, quintessentially English, yet cosmopolitan and exotic. The different nationalities have brought to the area a varied selection of ingredients which have been integrated into Carina Cooper's everyday cooking. 'I love going to the market or shops and seeing what vegetables or fruit are in season, what meat looks good, and then putting them together and concocting something delicious.' Carina's fresh approach to cooking includes wonderful recipes for family and entertaining, including Prawns marinated with tequila, lime & salt; Fennel Salad with lemon rind & honey; Cardamon & fresh ginger cake; and Maple syrup Sponge pudding. All the ingredients used are available in supermarkets and Carina suggests an alternative for any unusual ones. NOTTING HILL COOKBOOK includes a map and detailed directory with email addresses and websites, useful for both the local and the visitor, showing where to find everything from flowers, candles, wine, food and special goodies in the area.