This book was a fun read! Very kitschy and in-your-face, but in a good way. The book is not vegetarian. Yay! It does include fish and dairy. And fruits are considered vegetables (I told you it was kitschy). I appreciated the chapters dedicated to explaining more exotic ingredients, such as Kombu. Lots of exotic recipes I've never seen before, such as Leek Vinaigrette Terrine. I'm excited to test it.