more of..."75th Anniversary Edition of The Joy of Cooking", "The Fannie Farmer Cookbook", Charmaine Solomon's "Complete Asian Cookbook", "The James Beard Cookbook" and the "Good Cook Series/Techniques and Recipes" Time Life (Chief Consultant, Richard Olney). The Guardian refers to this series as the most "intelligent cooking course" ever produced. I've used it for over two decades and agree as it teaches one everything from how to properly cook eggs, making candy to preparing sauces. I learned much from the set and continue to refer to it. For those who prefer to cook with pictures, its ideal. But except for special items such as cake decorating, a person shouldn't need pictures in order to follow a recipe.