Karen Barnaby has been a culinary leader for over 20 years. As Executive Chef at Vancouver's internationally renowned Fish House in Stanley Park, she emphasizes seasonal, organic ingredients and uncomplicated techniques. Her cookbooks Pacific Passions, Screamingly Good Food, and The Girls Who Dish series that she co-wrote and edited showcase her playful, innovative approach to food. The Passionate Cook presents over 200 of Karen's favourite recipes from these books, as well as new recipes. Karen's appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, vegetarian dishes, and desserts are smart enough to serve dinner guests, but simple enough to enjoy anytime. With all-time favourite dishes such as Sour Dried Cherry and Chocolate Pound Cake, and Flat Roasted Chicken with Sweet Carrots, Prosciutto and Almonds, and new classics such as Lemongrass Lamb Satays and Salmon with Asparagus Sauce, The Passionate Cook is the cookbook her fans have been waiting for!