Oversize, heavy cook book from 1984 has 2000 recipes and 800 full color photographs. The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking was edited by Charlotte Turgeon, editor of Larousse Gastronomique and the Creative Cooking Course. The book is 11-1/4 by 8-3/4 inches and has 797 indexed pages. Dust jacket is present, the hard cover binding illustrations mirror those on the dust jacket. Recipes for almost any dish and food type imaginable are present, with plenty of detailed instructions for more complicated procedures. The book is in very good condition with no tears, writing, or damage. Dust jacket has typical, minor wear.