Those who haven't been to London recently may not realize that the city's culinary life has been transformed. Gone is the stodgy fare you may be expecting. Taking its place is a vivid, varied cuisine that combines multi-cultural influences with traditional English fare. Featuring recipes from such hot London restaurants as Simpson's on the Strand, Wilton's, Bluebird, Fox & Anchor, and Snow's, The Food of London also makes a delightful trip to Harrod's Food Hall to shop for traditional London ingredients. Over 60 recipes include old standbys such as fish and chips and shepards pie as well as such interesting, easy-to-prepare dishes and condiments as pear with stilton and walnut dressing.