I bought this book, thinking that it was a book of recipes for standard fare. Lasagne - hah! Vegetarian lasagne, not mince lasagne! Too many fish dishes! I wanted a book of home cooking type recipes and that is most definately NOT what I got. I tried one of my favourite dishes, beef stroganoff, and it was really bland. It gave me a couple of ideas to incorporate into my own recipe, but the basic recipe supplied really wasn't worth the effort.