We all love to eat, and some foods conjure up feelings of security, memories of childhood, a sense of well-being and even nostalgia. This book contains over 200 simple, fuss-free recipes that will comfort, nurture and lift the spirits. Soups, sandwiches, rice and pasta dishes, fish and meat recipes, casseroles, fry-ups, roast dinners, desserts, cakes and bakes are all included. Traditional everyday dishes such as beef stew and dumplings sit happily alongside recipes from around the world that have become a part of the contemporary cook's standard repertoire. This volume is a delight to read, full of treats that tempt the appetite and are a pleasure to share.