I've tried two recipes so far--Old South Chicken Stew (Brunswick) and Stuffed Green Peppers. Both were excellent. I've read other recipes and they seem as if they'll be good, too. Don't be misled by the publisher's list of example recipes on(pork with figs, and so on). The book has few weirdo recipes with "twists." They're mostly normal comfort food. But the book is organized in a very bizarre fashion. The editor should have caught this problem. For example, there's a section for Chicken. But two thirds of the chicken recipes are not in the chicken section! Chicken recipes are scattered throughout different sections such as Stews, International Flavors, and so on. Sometimes a recipe is put in the wrong category. "Grandmother's Chicken Casserole" for instance, is mysteriously put in the International section. She says it's "French-inspired" but .... And probably as a result of both the book's inherent disorganization, combined with no indexing skills, the book's Index is the worst I've seen in many years. For example, look up Chicken and you just see 30 page numbers, not a list of the names of the recipes. Big help. So, I'd say buy the book for the good eats and tolerate the poor editing. If indeed anyone edited the book. One final note: the publishers have apparently copyrighted the word "Everything." Well, that's one less word I can use in a title of one of my own books. Rats! I think I'll try to copyright the word "The."