this is one of the VERY few cookbooks i have ever used in which the recipes can be made, in most cases, "by the book". most cookbooks do not give complete instructions, and most recipes if made exactly according to the book, seem to "need" something. This one hits everything right on the mark with bright, clean flavors, clear instructions, easy-to-procure ingredients (no peeky toe crab! ) and GOOD for your health components that actually taste wonderful. I was a professional cook for twenty years, and in most cases I just use cookbooks as a source for menu ideas, not actual recipes. This is one book I actually cook from. Thanks, Daniel. MORE!