I bought this as a gift, but I'm seriously considering buying one for myself. Not only are there interesting recipes, but there are also stories behind the recipes. Some recipes worked well on Earth, but were only used once in space. For some recipes "the thought was there, but....!" Do remember though that, being an American recipe book, measurements are generally in cups, rather than being weighed out. However, measuring jugs with American cup sizes are not too difficult to find.