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I don't know where to begin except to say that if returning a book were easier, this one would be air borne! An amazingly low number of recipes featuring hard-to-find varities of fruits leaves me frustrated and angry. Average recipes per fruit type: 3 or 4. Pages of editorial on each fruit -- stuff you either know or don't need to --: 4. All in all, Alice Waters betrays the notion of fresh and local.