This book should be appreciated by anyone who loves to cook, enjoys elegant but simple food and is interested in limiting fat and sugar in their diet. Mr. Raichlen does not sacrifice taste and flavor, and even though the removal of fat usually changes the texture and flavor of a dish, the addition of familiar and unusual herbs and spices more than compensates for the low amout of oil and other fats. Do not skimp on the herbs and spices and do not be put off if some of the ingredients are not in your local supermarket. Making the effort to find the ingredients is well worth it. Recipes are easy to follow with a fair estimate of preparation time. I have been working my way through this book and have yet to be disappointed and my palate is constantly amazed.
My parents have this book and my mother uses it all the time. The food is low fat and really good for you but it tastes like normal food. Actually it tastes better than normal food. I'm taking it with me to college next year, definitely. :)