I don't know what it is about this cookbook, but every woman should have this in her home. Yes, men can benefit from it as well. Actually, this cookbook (if that is what you want to call it) should be in everyone's home, not just for the recipes, but for all the information and research that is printed in this book.
This book is chock full of information of other cultures and how different people ate in the past. For example, here is an excerpt from the section on Breads and Flour Products: "Mexican women had a custom taken from traditional Indian food preparation of soaking the corncobs in lime water before they made the tortillas." Of course, there are instructions on how to make 'lime water'.
The book covers a lot on fermentation and soaking grains, as well as a section called, 'Feeding Babies' (including safe recipes for milk-based and meat based formulas.). Lots of stuff on vegetables, salads, salad dressings, yogurt, kefir, meat, fish, poultry, condiments, cultured dairy products, and a host of many other things. The food is definitely not boring or tasteless, but it does require some work to prepare it, but every recipe in this book is nourishing and safe to eat.
In the back, there is a section on Superfoods. All kinds of goodies are in this book. You might wonder what this book is called. Here it is:
If you can check it out from a library, good for you. Just make sure you have lots of paper to take notes with and to copy recipes down. You can order it through amazon.com as well. Just click on the link and it will bring you to the page. Be sure to read the reviews as well.