December 12, 1994 12:00 PM

by Chris Styler and Bill Hodge

The best food is simple food, made in ways people can relate to,” declare these two down-home guys who actually have years of professional experience as cooks and food consultants. Here they display an assortment of recipes that work without expensive ingredients or complicated maneuvers. All the food groups are represented in such familiar dishes as meat loaf and mashed potatoes, with enough variations to make them worth a try. (Hearst, $20)

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