First, let me say this is not the first cookbook I have purchased. However, upon opening the cookbook and looking it over I found myself reading it from page to page. More remarkedly, my wife, who doesn't like to cook, I have found several times in a chair reading this cookbook. I've even seen my daughter lying on the floor reading it! I bought this cookbook to give my family and I some ideas for new dishes to cook. It has done that and much more. I highly recommend this book!