This cook book is not only full of interesting recipes, but each one comes with a short story, telling you where he was and the characters he was with when he came up with the recipes. There are recipes from his travels, none of which are out of reach of making. The ingredients he uses can be found in local supermarkets too. I have thoroughly enjoyed using this book which is now well read and food splattered! I would recommend this book for everyone, experienced cooks or not.