Wow, Steph, what do you cook, the recipes in this book are so inspiring. Granted, one or two are hardly fast food but that is not what the book is about. I love everything in it, although like you, I find the eel recipe unatractive. The pork dishes are divine, easy to cook and inexpensive, all the desserts are to die for, I could go on for ever about how wonderful the book is, but I won't.
I borrow my copy from the library every now and then - if you don't want yours I will gladly give it a loving home. Hilary.