This book is worth a read of though really only if you are quite an accomplished cook already. Some of the ingredients are quite unusual and not things you would be able to buy from your regular supermarket (for instance silken tofu and brown rice syrup) but a quick trip to the local health food store sorted me out for most of the items. I found the recipes quite expensive as most health food stores are on the more expensive side so it not really for everyday cooking (despite the title). However I can't pick too many holes as if you fancy getting in to vegan cooking then its a really good buy and it helped me eat healthily. Keep an eye on some of the quantities as I found I did have to double up some of the measurements quantities.