This cookbook is a great way to cook up some good recipes. Easy to follow and prepare. Most of the ingredients are readily available in the grocery store. My daughter liked the book so much I gave it to her for Christmas. All of my girls love to cook and I'm a chef, so a cookbook that gives great recipes is good to have around. I love the way Ina always to make things easy and many you can do ahead of time. I really enjoy this book ,its up there with my top 50 cookbooks that I collect!