So begins Quick Fixes & Hor d'Oeuvres, which, appropriately, is the starting point for the parade of recipes in Pure and Simple. A cookbook for the nineties and forever after, Pure and Simple is a collection of more than 300 recipes tested and judged by an international panel of food experts and chefs. Most take minutes to prepare, all are imaginative, and many offer suggestions for additional dishes to round out the meal. Submitted by InCircle members, a select group of Neiman Marcus customers-including such celebrities as Joan Lunden, Randy Travis, Ed McMahon, and Jose Eber-whose lifestyles are demanding, whose tastes are no less so, and who, above all, are not inclined to spend hours over a hot stove, recipes range in origin from Acapulco to New Orleans and from Nairobi to Shanghai. Many are preceded by the donor's brief personal anecdote about the source of the recipe. Ingredients are listed in order of use, directions are crystal-clear, measurements are in boldface-and the hard cover is washable! From soup to nuts, Daube d'Agneau Provencale to Warm Caramel Souffle, these are dishes for today's health-and time-conscious gourmet-pure and simply delicious.