Sindell obviously enjoys food and sharing her knowledge with others. A clinical nutritionist and author who spreads her message though talk radio and syndicated columns, she aims to demystify cooking and emphasizes creativityusing your favorite, healthy ingredients and imagination to create great food you'll want to share. The book does not contain recipes as such; rather, in a chatty way, it discusses foods that complement each other well, suggests "try this" combinations the author enjoys, and encourages experimentation. Healthy, fresh, low-fat foods are stressed, though Sindell describes how processed foods can be incorporated. Many cooks already do what Sindell advocates and will have thought of the combinations suggested, but some new cooks may appreciate the creative license Sindell gives them and find the tips on nutrition and entertaining helpful. Recommended only for public libraries seeking to add a different kind of cookbook.Bonnie Poquette, Appleton P.L., Wis.