I first used this cookbook 30 years ago when my sister had an older version and it was the best cookbook I'd ever used. That version was no longer available so I wasn't able to get a copy for myself. Now with this up to date version I have the great recipes and PICTURES so I know what it is supposed to look like! This is the best comprehensive cookbook I've had. The recipes are clearly laid out with pictures making it the easiest cookbook to understand.