Setting aside the actual recipes for a minute, I love the stories that accompany each recipe; Katzie is so well travelled and she borrows ingredients and techniques from all over the world. I also appreciate the glossary of ingredients; there are some things I had never heard of or knew very little about, so I was glad to read about the health benefits, use, and reasons for including them in a recipe, and from a reputable source. She even mentions our mutual Uncle Robert, an inspiration to her in many ways as she trained in this field, and I could hear his voice when she quoted him and remembered family meals he cooked for us over the years.
I have only made a few things so far, but I wanted to read through the whole book first and I will gradually work through them. One thing that makes an appearance in my regular rotation of breakfasts is a scrambled eggs, radishes, and toast. It sounds simple enough but Katzie's method of lightly scrambling the eggs and her addition of lemon juice and poppy seeds sprinkled over top makes all of the difference.
With the author herself last year when she visited Toronto.
By the way, she did not ask me to write this post and I bought the cookbook myself. I really do like it, although of course I am biased ;)