The recipes are great, the text is very honest, clear and earthy. This whole book just exudes "this is what works, it's not that complicated, and this is how to do it." If you experienced vegetarian Cooking, you need this book. If you haven't yet, you are missing out. Vegetarian cooking is a great way to cook and the food is simply beautiful. If you love vegetarian food then this recipe book is a must have. Do you really want to know how to cook vegetarian Food? This Book pays off with years of great eating. Most of the recipes are very simple. For example, there is a Basil Cheese Torta With Red Bell Pepper Strips and Pine recipe that you'll frequently make, and most of the time, you'll only need to buy one or two ingedients to have everything you need to prepare it. If you follow the instructions, you really do not need to be a great cook to prepare great vegetarian food. If you like to eat great food, you will be forever grateful that you purchased this book. You'll love this book, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to get and they don't take long to make. There is an excellent recipe for Malai Kofta - Kebabs In Spicy Cream Sauce and a wonderful Sabzi Shorba. There is also a fabulous Romaine, Red Onion, And Fennel Salad W/ Tart Lime and a Olive Profumate (Fennel and Orange-Scented Olives) which are very easy to make yourself. This book will also give you enough inspiration to experiment with different ingredients since you'll find the extensive index to be extremely helpful. The recipes are superb. Wonderfully easy to put together and you don't have to make or purchase a ton of condiments before you have a chance to play with them. Yummy!! Definitely great comfort food for all days of the week and seasons.