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Dunlop, a London-based travel writer, explores the cuisines of Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya as interpreted by eight very different cooks. Aicha Ait Ouad, for example, who comes from a tiny town in the Atlas Mountains, is the chef for a private club in Marrakech; Khadouj Sentwi retired after almost 30 years at a restaurant in Fez, where she was "the iron lady of the kitchen." There are brief profiles of each cook, followed by a dozen or so of her or his (seven of them are women) signature recipes. Dunlop provides cultural and historical background as well, and there are color photographs of the individual kitchens and of North African street and market scenes. There are relatively few titles on these cuisines-Paula Wolfert's classic Couscous and Other Good Food from Moroccobeing the best known-and Dunlop's is recommended for all subject collections.