Any of the dishes in this book can serve as the inspiration for a meal and set off a creative chain of delicious possibilities. Fresh Green Pea Soup with Minted Yogurt Cheese pairs with Spiral Herb Bread and Chive Butter. Chicken Salad with Caper Dressing begs for a quick accompaniment like Buttermilk Biscuits. Cornmeal Popovers go with a savory bowl of Curried Tomato Soup...and on and on. Lisa Cowden provides more than two hundred recipes, creating a nearly limitless set of meals for every season. Cowden's intricate illustrations are as artful as the food and her meditations on art, cooking and the seasons make this cookbook as pleasurable as it is practical.