This is MJ's best book by far. (BTW-The comment at the bottom which gave it three stars is obviously referring to a different book. Not at all a glossy coffee table book. A great cook's book. ) it is very comprehensive and it is interesting how many ways through it people seem to go. I really liked all the Trinidadian receipes and the interesting links between them and the Indian ones. (I would love to see her tackle American cuisine now, North, South and Central...). If someone you know is thinking about being a vegetarian, is a vegetarian, or even a meateater who has an open mind, this book is a winner. My most spattered cookbook by far.