This is Sylvie. She is a very multi-talented woman. She worked as a cook for several years on a tree planting base camp in British Columbia. Working in a small mobile kitchen, and having to feed masses of ravenous tree planters, this girl certainly gained a lifetime of cooking experience. This is Sylvie's book of tried and true recipes. I LOVE how used and battered it is. Clearly the best recipes are the ones on the dirtiest pages!