This volume aims to inspire people by offering them a comprehensive range of new recipes based on unusual combinations of fresh vegetables, fruits, pasta, rice, grains, eggs and cheeses. Many of the recipes draw on the cooking of the Mediterranean countries for their influences. Divided into nine chapters, the book offers the cook a wide choice of dishes, ranging from warming winter soups and simple starters, light brunch and supper dishes, salads for all year round and side dishes, to elegant dinner party specials and puddings. Many of the recipes are suitable for vegans. Louise Pickford is the author of "Picnics" and "The Inspired Vegetarian".