You'll love this book, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to get and they don't take long to make. Foodlovers turn to General Greats for information and inspiration. Everything is in here, from the proverbial soup to nuts: A Traditional American Basic Barbecue Sauce, Barley Basics, Basic All-American Barbecue Sauce, Basic Barbeque Sauce - Marinade, Basic Beef Stew, Basic Beer Bread, Basic Berry Jam, Basic Black Beans, Basic Bread Dough, Basic Beef Marinade, Mallorredus (Basic Recipe), Microwave Basic Meatloaf, Muffins (basic Recipe), i Pane Di Spagna - Basic Genoise (Sponge Cake), Pasta Basic Recipe, Strudel Pastry Basic Recipe...and much much more! This is a very satisfying book, however I would recommend you eat something before you read this book, or you won't be able to make it through without reaching for a skillet or saucepan! General Greats is packed with more information than you could imagine. 71 delicious dishes covering everything, each employing ingredients that should be simple to find and include General. This cookbook offers great value and would make a fabulous gift. 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!!