First of all, this a great value and arrived within a couple of days of ordering.I gave this cookbook to my daughter for Christmas. She was thrilled because it gave general information about all kinds of things a new cook needs. Moreover, the book which is set in an easy to turn binder, is user friendly with pictures and easy explanations. Of course, there are great recipes to be found throughout. As a matter of fact, I still refer to my own Betty Crocker cookbook, bought at least 25 years ago!