Fabulous. Who knew there were so many options! Great for all occasions and all seasons - summer salads, winter soups, main dishes, side dishes. Over 100 recipes in this bean cookbook that covers the foods of every continent ranging from very simple to sophisticated. The recipes cover the spectrum from appetizers through hearty casseroles, even some sweets using beans. The many sidebars, some more than a page long, give useful information, facts, quotations, personal stories and even folk songs.