My family discontinued eating meat, or anything non Organic a few months ago. The big problem was figuring out how to keep my hubby fed with good tasting dishes that would not have him missing his meat. We visited my son and DIL in Texas, and she borrowed this cook book for while we were there. I sat with it one night and fell in love. Just had to have it. Ordered it from Amazon the day we got back, and I use it ALL the time. What I love is that it SHOWS you how the various steps should look, as I am not a whiz in the kitchen, that helps immensely! You will not regret this purchase. PS by the way, hubby wants NOTHING to do with meat in his food any more! Our meals are actually much more interesting now than the old meat and potatoes days!