Renowned cookbook author Diane Worthington knows that with the arrival of cooler climes come cozier cravings. And what could be cozier than this collection of 75 hearty recipes? Spicy chicken gumbo, tangy short ribs -- nothing makes a house a home more than a kitchen filled with the aromas of good cooking like this. These are dishes that fit easily into todays busy lives. Roast Duck with Lavender Honey Sauce can be cooking in the oven while the cook is out enjoying the colorful fall foliage. Hearty Lentil Soup with Grilled Sweet and Hot Italian Sausages is equally satisfying before or after skiing. And a slice of Toasted Coconut Cake or Mocha Truffle Tart is the perfect ending to any mid-winter meal. Diane offers an informative peek into her seasonal cupboard for ideas on which ingredients to keep on hand, plus she includes tips for advance prep for each recipe. The Taste of the Season brings a warm glow to the long, dark nights.