I just got the book and I'm amazed at how authentic and easy these recipes are. Just looking through the book and I'm reminded of growing up in my grandfather's cuban restaurant as a child. All of the ingredients are staples in a hispanic household and the anecdotes before each recipe are so down to earth. I've never bought a cookbook where I knew, had or heard of ALL of the dishes AND all of the ingredients. There are several types of flan, mojitos, beans and rice. This cookbook is a must in anyone's household who is looking to get back to basics and enjoy some real home simple yet delicious cooking.