All of the recipes are in metric with the supposed equivalents in parenthesis, however, they are strange. I am used to cups, teaspoons and tablespoons, NOT ounces. For example, one recipe calls for 2 ounces of flour and I don't have any idea how much that is. I can look it up, but I don't want to be sent running to the computer every time I try a recipe to translate the ingredients. Also, this book is very heavy and very large, so you aren't able to lay it down on the counter next to your work for reference and I'm getting more exercise than I need trekking from the kitchen to the dining room table. It does have a helpful section in the back for identifying different types of rice, fruits, vegetables, etc. The pictures are extremely helpful, very clear and true to color. Because they call it a bible, I expected more basis things such as simple pie crust, etc. Pie crust is there, but they call it something else and you have to be a detective to find it. I'm just a home cook, not a chef, but I think you need to be one to get much use out of this book.