The landlocked nation of Nepal, tucked into the Himalayan Mountains between India and Tibet, has a surprisingly diverse cuisine for such a small country. The main food is rice served with dal (lentils) and vegetables, but potato and noodle dishes are also common, and meat and fish (from the many rivers and lakes) are also served when available. The most comprehensive Nepalese cookbook on the market, Taste of Nepal includes over 350 authentic recipes, something for everyone, from the most timid cook (Fried Rice and Stir-fried Chicken) to adventurous home chefs (Goat Curry and Sun-dried Fish with Tomato Chutney). The instructions are clearly written and the ingredients are readily available in the United States. Also included are information on Nepalese kitchen equipment, traditional herbs and spices, menu planning, and proper dining etiquette.