Hard to say one "read" a cookbook...but I checked this out of the library and enjoyed going through it page by page because I love her chatty tone and pragmatic how-tos with each recipe, as well as general instruction on cooking. She makes "cooking by feel" something that can be learned, breaking it down into principles so it isn't a mystery for those who weren't just "born with the gift". Most of the recipes are accessibly presented. There are ridiculously simple basics, but they come with the helpful hints and reminders to make them turn out consistently well. There are also some great ideas for more complex, robust vegetarian entrees and meals. I'm not vegetarian, but this cookbook covers so much about so much food and meal prep in general that I'll be regularly eating out of it and using it as a reference as soon as I buy a copy. And it's pretty.