Like many of my cookbooks, this was something I found on the shelf in a bookstore, looked through it, and immediately knew I had to have it.
Since then, it's received quite a bit of heavy use - there are a few certain recipes that the book falls right open to, they've been used so much. Others have yet to be tried, but they look just as delicious and appealing as others.
There is plenty of information on selecting and storing garlic, along with preparing it, and even a selection of trivia and stories, making it more than just a list of recipes using the wonderful ingredient. They also recommend some kitchen tools to make it easier to work with garlic - the garlic peeler they recommend is truly magnificent.
The recipes cover the entire range of foods, from simple appetizers and salads, to fancy main courses - to even a few desserts. I regularly hunt down new recipes I have yet to try, and have not been disappointed with any to date. And the Pork Chops with stuffing recipe in here has become my favorite method of cooking pork.
The recipes are also easy to read and follow - no confusing ingredient listings or unclear instructions.