I purchased this book having read all the other reviews including the negative ones. I feel some other reviewers have been unduly dismissive of this book.
Contained within the pages is much useful information on Lebanese ingredients and guidance to their preparation. I have so far made quite a few of the recipes and have been more than satisfied with the results. I am convinced the recipes are authentic and workable in any modern kitchen. The Tabouleh in particular was a heatlhy and tasty treat. The pomegranate dressing took the fried aubergenes to a different level altogether! I have also learned about many unfamiliar ingredients including Sumac and Mograbieh.
I feel much better informed about Lebanese cooking as a result of having this book and would recommend it to anybody seeking an introduction to this intriguing cuisine.