I like this book for two reasons: one for my self-study. I am in the food industry and have a passion for food. Not only did I learn lots of new names from this book, but also I am motivated and intrigued to do more research on things mentioned in this book. I know the author is a not culinary expert when it comes to cooking, but she does have more experience regarding dining, more than most of us. Two, it helps me to be more open-minded when I order food. I came from China 12 years ago and regarded myself as an adventurist of food, however, I have never tried Tinga De Pollo in a Mexican restaurant, on the contrary, most of the time, I order Tamale or Fajita. Now, after reading Ms Freeman's book, I would love to try Tinga De Pollo or a Dulce De Leche dessert.
Ms Freeman writes not in a formal style, but the world is changing, we get to understand the younger generation, though I myself is not that old, often, you will be surprised by how much they know and how fun they can be.