I am a little disappointed with this purchase. It may be because I am just not experienced enough with dutch oven cooking. I have only used a couple of the recipes in this book and so far the meals have not come out as I hoped. Most of the time it is undercooked. So, that tells me that the time indicated in the book is incorrect or the temperature is not accurate. Either way the book should be accurate. The book is small...NO pictures. I am a picture person, especially for trying things for the first time. I need to know what it should look like as a finished product. I am keeping the book for the simple recipes but most likely going to purchase another book.