Smorgasbook read The Kitchn Cookbook this month and we loved every recipe we tried. The directions were clear and concise. We loved that techniques were included in a separate section along with other helpful information. Our only complaint was that only half of the book was recipes! The first half looked at kitchen design and organization which will appeal to the cook book reader. Definitely give this book a try but don't be surprised when you want more and subscribe to the website.