About a third of the book is information on foods. It is very informative and nice to have an idea what all the ingredients are especially ones that you may not be familiar with. I have only tried a handful of recipes in the book but each one I have tried has become something I will make again and again. A lot of the recipes have tips in the sidebar which are helpful and/or informative. If you are interesting in vegan cooking I recommend this cookbook.
*any mention of specific products and my opinions on them are all my own and not influenced by anything other than my personal experiences