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Rediscover the joy of cooking

In her latest cookbook, "Good Tempered Food: Recipes to Love, Leave, and Linger Over," food writer Tamasin Day-Lewis says that a well-cooked meal doesn't have to be time-consuming or difficult to prepare. She was invited to discuss the book and share some of her tricks of the trade on "Today." Here are some of her recipes.Recipes excerpted from "Good Tempered Food: Recipes to Love, Leave, and Ling

In her latest cookbook, "Good Tempered Food: Recipes to Love, Leave, and Linger Over," food writer Tamasin Day-Lewis says that a well-cooked meal doesn't have to be time-consuming or difficult to prepare. She was invited to discuss the book and share some of her tricks of the trade on "Today." Here are some of her recipes.

Crisp Okra

Tamasin Day-Lewis

Recipes excerpted from "Good Tempered Food: Recipes to Love, Leave, and Linger Over." Copyright 2004 by Tamasin Day-Lewis. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of Miramax Books.