OK, I didn't really "read" this as much as skim it. I had read up on the concepts previously, so I had the gist of the concept. (More volume makes you feel full, to bulk things up add more vegetables, and yay soup.) I mostly wanted the recipes. However...I was not that enthused. I should admit that I judge cookbooks (and restaurants) on their vegetarian food, and this was sparse. And they looked pretty labor-intensive, so, I probably won't be doing a lot with this. Oh well.