Stylish photography and easy, delicious recipes are the trademarks of the Essential Kitchen Series. Vegetables features step-by-step cooking techniques-from steaming to chopping. Recipes span the spectrum of veggie choices, including leafy greens, roots and tubers, pods and seeds, and stalks and shoots. Vicki Liley lives in Sydney, Australia where she has been a fruit and vegetable recipe reporter for television and radio. After extensive travel in Asia, Vicki concentrated her efforts on food styling and continues to write for leading food magazines.