This is a guide for the all cooks and for everyone who likes to eat interesting and delicious meals. This is not a recipe book but has valuable information about every phase of cooking, from planning the menu to the techniques of preparing a wide variety of food. There are chapters on soups, dairy products, meats, fish, poultry and game, vegetables, pasta and rice, salads, sauces, fruits and desserts, on canned and frozen foods, on baking and beverages, on using herbs, spices and wines. This book is a compact question and answer style and a complete index is designed for easy reference. The book has a glossary of cooking terms and many tables and charts. Still has a dust cover and book is still in very good condition.