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KLIATTThis is a truly wonderful book for any teen who wants to become a better cook. The authors began cooking when they were young and have learned to cook through trial and error. Their witty repartee accompanies each recipe. Some of their recipes are: Crepes with Strawberries and Cream, Roman Apple Coffee Cake, Corn Chowder, Tuna Melt, Fried Rice, Egg Salad Tortilla Wrap, Chicken Picatta with Rice Pilaf, Mexican Lasagna, Salmon and Vegetables en Papillote, Toffee Bars, and Banana Cream Pie. Beautiful color illustrations accompany each recipe. Most recipes also include interesting footnotes about how the recipe evolved along with explanations of the scientific chemistry of cooking and baking. This book truly reads like a novel and is a "must read" for anyone who wants to become more proficient in the kitchen. KLIATT Codes: JS*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2004, Ten Speed Press, 146p. illus. index., Ages 12 to 18.