4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I gave this book to my sister for her birthday and she loooves it. She wrote me in an email: "it is full of recipes for preserving your own French beans, building your own smoking oven, boning big pieces of beef, making sausages and so on. All admirable kitchen projects that I will probably never undertake, but where I do want to know everything about!!" So maybe it's more of a reading cookbook than an actual cooking cookbook, but I know that the reading type of cookbook can be very satisfying indeed.