"My family grew up on this book. Contains many many recipes, generally meat-minimizing and economical. Many recipes from around the world. Great for stretching your grocery dollars! I have about a dozen recipes I make from here all the time."
"This is a veritable cooking encyclopedia. Provides lots of background information and explanations of everything you do in the kitchen. Essential recipes kick off each chapter, and many variations for recipes are given. He truly encourages you to mess around and figure out what you want. If this is too overwhelming, try the Kitchen Express one."
"I actually don't have this book because I have clippings from years of Cooking Light magazines. Some of their recipes are fussy and call for strange ingredients, but they are all tasty and healthy! I've gotten several staple recipes from Cooking Light."