This inspired cookbook contains 132 recipes in all, arranged into four-course menus and organized by season. Each recipes contains detailed instructions that distill the creation of these elegant and classy dishes down to easy-to-follow steps. It has 75 full-color photographs that illustrate not only the beauty of the food but the graceful plating techniques that Suzanne Goin is known for. It has a wealth of information on seasonal produce–everything from reading a ripe squash to making the most of its flavors. She even tells us where to purchase the best fruit, vegetables, and pantry items. It has detailed instruction on standard cooking techniques both simple and involved, from making breadcrumbs to grilling duck.