Every diet book needs a novelty, and every anti-diet book (which this is) also needs one: in this case the pages are intersected horizontally in three parts so you can permute and combine any number of the menus. The book comes via England, with American measurements too, but most of the recipes are French and de grande classe; crab legs with red caviar, partridge, etc. On the opposite page facing the recipe, also intersected, there is a line drawing and some personal, amplifying commentary. The cuisine is all elaborate, elegant and expensive; the recipes presume an experienced cook. In the Crepes a la Russe recipe, there is the directive ""make crepes earlier."" But how? The whole format seems designed for personal ownership rather than library use.