COWIE, Colin. Zambian, b. 1962. Genres: Food and Wine. Career: Colin Cowie Lifestyle (an event planning, catering, and design company), Los Angeles and New York, founder, 1985-. Has designed china, crystal and silverware for Lenox. Publications: Effortless Elegance with Colin Cowie: Menus, Tips, Strategies, and More Than 200 Recipes for Easy Entertaining, 1996; Weddings, 1998. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 11 East 68th St., New York, NY 10021, U.S.A.