For what this book could have offered, I was very disappointed with what it offered. The recipes were incredibly unusual with very little known veggies and meats (eg, beef cheeks~WTH?!?!) Furthermore, although this recipe is supposed to be local/sustainable, I found that an incredible amount of the recipes would require ordering ingredients in or them being shipped in. On a final note, this would not be a family cookbook. The recipes, imho, are not family friendly.