There are many ways to compliment cookbook authors: food-smeared pages for one, and several of their books on your bookshelf. But the greatest compliment has to be the taking to heart of a recipe that has worked – and worked well. All around the country, cooks pay these compliments and more to Belinda Jeffery. She has a wonderful knack of creating recipes for food that you want to cook over and over again, and a warm, distinctive writing style. An award-winning author, Belinda has worked as a chef, TV food presenter, freelance writer, restaurant reviewer and cooking teacher. Her books include Belinda Jeffery’s Collected Recipes (a compilation of her first two books, Belinda Jeffery’s 100 Favourite Recipes and Belinda Jeffery’s Tried-and-True Recipes); Mix & Bake; The Country Cookbook (all about living and cooking in the Byron area), and Desserts.