"Irish cooking queen" Rachel Allen returns with a new season of easy-to-make recipes and helpful tips for the time- strapped home cook. In RACHEL'S FAVORITE FOOD FOR LIVING, the chef, lifestyle TV host, cookbook author and mother of three concentrates on the kinds of food whose smells and tastes evoke special memories. She draws inspiration for her dishes from some of life's happiest moments: falling in love over a romantic meal, making bread with our grandmother, enjoying Sunday dinners with our families or gathering with girlfriends to discuss the finer points of chocolate. As with her first series, Rachel's Favorite Food at Home, some of Rachel's recipes feature her take on international delicacies like Aztec soup, squid salad and mussels, Greek almond crescents and more. Born and raised in Ireland, Rachel studied at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork. Her first major cooking series for the BBC included Rachel's Favorite Food at Home (now in distribution through APT Exchange) and Rachel's Food for Living.