When I had my first son I decided to make my own baby food. It is more cost effective not to mention baby actually gets vitamins out of fresh food as opposed to jarred stuff. But I had no idea how to start or how to prepare it. A friend recommended this book and it has been my baby food bible. Will be using it again for my 3 month old when she is ready for solids. And I purchasing a copy for a baby shower gift for a friend. GREAT BOOK!