This simple and ancient form of cooking is enjoying a real come-back. Why? Because it perfectly suits the needs of the modern cook: it's healthy, quick and easy; needs no added fats; is hugely versatile; and foods retain the maximum nutritional value. Plus it's great for everyone from singles to families. But don't just think of steamed vegetables or traditional puddings - although all the favourites are here - this book covers the whole range from Thai chicken and Mediterranean seafood dishes, through perfect dumplings, eggs, rice, couscous and grains to light mousses, zabaglione and fruit dishes.