"Vegan recipes from sun-drenched Italy" - conjures up a wonderful picture, doesn't it? I was looking forward to inventive, imaginative, delightful dishes, bursting with colour and freshness and flavour and goodness. What I got was a cookbook written for the American market (so quantities are given in cups and ingredients require translating; plus it refers to certain ready-made sauces etc that I haven't seen in UK supermarkets); not a single picture apart from the one on the front cover; and, most serious of all, not a single recipe (and there are more than 150 pages of them) that remotely inspires me to make it. I really can't believe there are many vegans out there who haven't already worked out for themselves how to make a tomato sauce using canned tomatoes and onions with a bit of basil thrown in, or how to roast a selection of vegetables in olive oil - if you're one of them, then by all means buy this book. Otherwise, please don't waste your money: buy a nice bottle of Italian wine instead!