I am not a cookbook buyer but I bought this one after seeing Rocco at the Midwest Literary Festival. He explained why he wrote this book and it seemed so practical for everyday cooking. It was! I immediately went home and made the Crunchy Pork Chops with Beans and Rice and it was fast, simple and so delicious. One of the most practical cookbooks I've ever seen. It includes the pans needed to prepare the recipe and the ingredients listed by the sections of the grocery store you'll find them. He also includes practical cooking and entertaining tips. I wasn't a Rocco fan before (I hadn't heard of his show), but I am now!