I have this book, and it's GREAT! My husband's family is from Greece, so I thought I would try out some of the recipes. The recipes are delicious and very authentic. There is so much more, it's almost like a history book. The author gives you so much details on Greece, it's culture, the people, the scenery, the traditional food, etc. I highly recommend this book - it's a cook book, and much, much more!