As the title suggests, this book is a genial invitation into a kitchen where flavour reigns forever supreme. Popular chef Ilias Mamalakis introduces readers to some of his favourite recipes with straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions and full-colour photographs. Every dish comes with an extra helping of information about its origins and any innovations – Mamalakis loves to experiment – plus tips on accompaniments, garnishes, and on how to ring further changes and achieve different effects. Such changes might be to create a Greek version of a culinary classic. His take on pesto, for example, replaces the basil, and pine nuts with mint, parsley and almonds. Or he mixes and matches recipes from, around the world to make intriguing combinations, like the prawn pilaf with artichokes. Whether he's making green salad with crab or caramelised onions, Mamalakis brings to every dish an inexhaustible enthusiasm for sharing good food.