If you are a fan of everything ancient and you dabble in the kitchen then this is definitely something you ought to buy. I have tried 2 recipes so far and I gotta say that it's quite amazing to prepare and eat something that dates back to the era before Christ. The cookbook lays out the recipes in a very clear and concise manner. It also provides plenty of pictures to show you what the recipe should look like. It also gives you the historical/cultural background of the recipe and a little bit of information about the people who would have eaten these dishes and how they did so. It's an amazing read definitely worth my time and money!