The first year we had Wigilia at our house I had no idea how I was going to prepare dinner without my aunt's know-how. I ran to Barnes & Noble and found this as the lone Polish cookbook (not so many people interested in cooking Polish food I guess...). I was skeptical but the recipes turned out!! Just as if my aunt's hand was there guiding me. In fact, the borscht turned out BETTER because I had the author's recipe to make my own vegetable broth. (I did have to clarify it to get that crystal clear ruby soup one expects for Wigilia borscht, and for that my Joy of Cooking came in handy). The whole Polish clan much enjoyed the food and even the non-Polish in-laws were pleased. Interestingly, when everyone had left, the book was nowhere to be found... So, I am ordering its replacement and hoping that someone else is enjoying the wonderful recipes in this book. Incidentally, my aunt and I went through the cookbook and she recognized a number of recipes as ones HER aunt had cooked for her, though under other names. It was a lovely way to discuss family history!