The recipes are quite good. I would like to weigh in, however, on the issue of the 'traditionality' of the various dishes included here. An earlier reviewer mentioned that the recipes 'are only traditional in a pan-American sense', but I would differ with that characterization. First, a good number of the recipes call for nothing more than what would have been available to the particular tribes in question in pre-Columbian times. Only some of the recipes include ingredients originally from Central & South America & elsewhere. But further, I wonder whether it is in fact wrong to call the dishes that *do* include ingredients from afar traditional. Using this criterion one would have to count out tomato-based sauces as part of Italian culinary tradition, for instance, or for that matter Italian noodles, the making of which was learned from China. Most if not all of the dishes probably represent traditional Indian cookery in one form or another, whether traditions pre-existing the arrival of Europeans or arising afterwards. But it is worthwhile noting that some of these dishes likely came into being later than others, as the earlier reviewer took pains to do.