I had more hope for this book than it delivered. I think I was hoping for information that I didn't really know, and I didn't really learn much. Helpful if you didn't know anything about local eating though. Also, I was hoping for more tips if locavorism isn't really an option for you. Studies haven't really convinced me that organic, local produce is substantially better than conventional. It "tastes better"? Penn & Teller put the kibosh on that one. Anyways, there are tons of recipes in here that I'll have to try, especially to introduce veggies that we don't normally use (like kale!), but other than that, I'm glad I got it on sale.