A tiny little book (and why shouldn't a cookbook be tiny and easy to handle?) which makes a firm point or two. Stew making is not really difficult, but it is not merely a matter of throwing any old bones and/or meat in a pot with everything else and cooking until you remember to turn off the stove. The author is wisely dogged about cooking times; steadfast in her insistence on good meat, removing fat. Some solid recipes (45), capsule advice, a nice variety. Neat and complete.