I find this cookbook great! There are some recipes here that I thought I will never taste again when my grandmother died. But it is all recorded in this cookbook. I have to tweak the recipes a little bit to taste exactly how I remember it to be but overall the recipes here don't need too much tweaking. I cooked pata estofado this weekend, and I must say it made me less homesick. The only complain I have with this book is that it doesn't contain pictures. I will try to post pictures in this blog as I cook more recipes from this book.