Kamman's latest is a labor of love, a celebration of the French region that is her ``elected home.'' Not merely a recipe book, it is filled with social history, architectural and geographical detail, travel information, and more. Reminiscences of the author's childhood years in the region accompany many of the recipes for the traditional Savoyard cuisine, hearty peasant cooking with a certain sophistication, all of it full of flavor. Her pages of precise instructions should enable American home cooks to duplicate these unusual, authentic dishes. Kamman has a charming writing style, and she documents a culture and cuisine about which little is known; a special book, highly recommended.