"Kimball's premise: Take a classic dish, meticulously test all possible variations, and present the best possible recipe. This book won’t necessarily inspire you to combine new flavors and textures, but that’s not its point. Though there are a variety of recipes, this book’s mission is to provide the best way to prepare dishes you already know....You can learn a lot from this book. You may already have other 'basics' books that will give you a recipe when you’re craving good ol’ fashioned American home cooking, but you learn the whys and wherefores here. And that makes you a better cook--just what a cookbook should do.Kimball, Chris is the author of 'Cook's Bible The Best of American Home Cooking' with ISBN 9780316493710 and ISBN 0316493716.