I enjoyed perusing this book about food: purchasing, preparing, cooking, storing, celebrating, sharing food. I am not a cook at all, and much of this book was a little intimidating to a novice like me, but I enjoyed imagining cooking and eating like this, and aspire to getting closer. I love the emphasis on fresh, local, sustainable, seasonal foods. I admire Alice Waters and all she has accomplished. I hope to one day own this book so I can browse it any time at home. Enjoy!