Unfortunately I didn't expect a vegan cookbook. It's a beautifully done cookbook and I plan to give it to a woman I know who is a vegan. I'm not, so as I read through the recipes (and I looked at every single one, hoping to find something I could make and actually enjoy) I was disappointed that all were for people who didn't use any dairy products. Since I'm a vegetarian, and recently put on a gluten free diet, I thought I'd find a few dishes I would find appealing, but absolutely none sounded remotely palatable. My guess is it's a great cookbook for vegans!