Indiana Cooks! is much more than a cookbook. It is a tantalizing feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds as it celebrates top restaurants and great Indiana chefs and their philosophies of contemporary cuisine. Almost all of the chefs subscribe to the principles of eating seasonally, regionally, and convivially -- principles that are embraced by the international Slow Food movement, to which the authors are committed. Not only does this commitment to buying local food products help bolster the local economy, but the food is fresher, tastes better, and contributes to a memorable meal to be savored rather than gulped. The authors provide an index and contact information for the Indiana farms and artisan producers whose foods appear in the recipes in the book. Christine Barbour, who writes a food column for Bllomington's Herald Times, chose 15 restaurants throughout Indiana, interviewed the chefs, and procured four recipes from each chef that have been adapted for the home kitchen. Scott Feickert home-tested the recipes. The beautiful color photographs by Tom Stio will make you want to run to the store to obtain the ingredients and start cooking. Contact information for each restaurant and a convenient map are included. Indiana Cooks! is a must-have volume for the gourmet, the talented cook, and the cookbook collector.