I really enjoy the recipes in this book. There is a wide variety of things to make. An imaginative use of different vinegars. The bean salads (esp. the black-eyed peas -- addictive) are excellent, as are the desserts. As a vegetarian, there are a ton of recipes I can make. The meat-based recipes sound really good, too.
I used to frequent her shop in Manhattan, I bought it because it was there that I tasted *the* best hummus ever -- as a vegetarian, hummus gets boring after a while. Alas, this recipe is not in the book.