I have purchased many copies of this book to give as gifts.
This book changed the way I prepare meals, and entertain guests.
The book has great photos, and separates the types of foods and how to cook each type.
Beef, pork, fish, vegetables, fruits and offers great suggestions for sauces to add flavors to dishes.
So many ideas....for instance foods cooked long enough do brown a bit, not crispy brown...but nice enough.
Most recipes have variations...which I love! I may not have something, but I do have something else.
The book also references many things NOT cooked in a microwave.
This book changed the way, and opened up many other ideas on great foods easily prepared and enjoyed.
Growing up with a Mom that cooked meals, and seasoning was either salt or pepper.
Mom and Dad visit and I cook, and Dad asked where did you learn to cook?
It is all in this book, and it is the best darn cookbook in my home.
Copyright 1986, but as good today as anytime before.