I checked this out from the library mostly because I wanted some healthy recipes that I could con my kids into eating. Here's the rub, I have two picky eaters, but both go different ways. I have one who has always been borderline vegetarian, she consumes very little meat, but likes seafood. The other hates seafood, raw tomatoes (but will eat them cooked, weirdo) and anything that "looks too healthy." No, I'm not quite sure what that means, that's just what I'm told. They're teenagers by the way. Luckily, both are usually willing to try anything once, they may not finish it, but at least they know if they like it or not.
The teenage boy (or man child) is big into sports, weight lifting, running, challenge courses and so forth. He tries to pack a lot of protein into his diet, but he's getting bored with things.
Teenage girl, not really a problem eater, she usually eats whatever I make, but she's kind of bored with things too. She's into some sports, loves swimming, but she's not after any nutritional goals like her brother is.
My needs for both are to make sure whatever they're eating is healthy, that they are both getting what they need from their food, and to not have boring or "weird looking" food options.
This book was fantastic for our needs. Both know how to cook, both have taken this and made things on their own from it, and both have liked them. I've tried several of the things they've made and, though I'll never admit it to them, they've probably made it better than I would have. All of us have tweaked some things, more herbs and spices here, swap out for something else there, but all have been good and the kids have insisted I buy this book and that we try anything else like it.