I purchased half a pig and then had a "now what" moment. This book has been a very useful guide and, with it's help, I look forward to getting another side of pork when this one is done. This book is fun to read and well written. And what photos! Each one is clear, detailed and nicely laid out. We have made many of the recipes and they are easy to follow. It is my go to book for everything pork. You won't be sorry you bought it because it contains recipes for every taste. It really helps to have something to reference for pork recipes that goes well beyond barbeque sauce - although if that's what you love you will find plenty of things to choose from. This could become your pork Bible. And pork, your "other white meat"