So far every recipe I've tried from this book has turned out well. It's nice to go to a farmers market now and buy things I've never even tried before (watermelon radishes?), because I know when I get home there will be at least one, if not three, recipes I can use. Most of the recipes are elegantly simple, like the butter lettuce salad with mustard vinaigrette, fresh chives, tarragon, and parsley. So delicious. About the only modification I make to many of these recipes is to dial down the garlic. This is not an entirely vegetarian cookbook. Most recipes are vegetarian, but not all, so there are also a few fish and chicken and beef recipes, and they all look good as well. The book stays open when you lay it down on the kitchen counter, which is nice. Beautiful illustrations and beautiful layout.