I expected more from this offering from the man who is supposedly providing Londoners with the definitive South Indian Experience. The recipes were sparse, lacked vital ingredients and the pictures were the most unappetizing I'd seen in a long time. I definitely wouldn't buy this book. For South Indian vegetarian cuisine you should be looking at Chandra Padmanabhan's marvellous book(which never disappoints), and for authentic Kerala cooking (which is a meat and fish eating community anyway,) try Mrs K.M. Mathew's tome.