Over 300 recipes of Old Bavaria, Franconia and Swabia that are easy to prepare at home. Includes an attached fold-out map / Bavarian calendar. Also included is a chart that lists the types of dishes certain spices will normally be used in, as well as the health benefits that are sometimes attributed to them; and definitions of terms and measurements; and more. Bavarian Cooking is sprinkled with charming illustrations, color photos, and information about Bavaria, Bavarians, and their customs. German Life says the book is "a guide for those who wish to know the heart and soul of a region's cooking, a book that anchors its recipes in the culture that produced them, and a cookbook that brings delight to the casual reader as well as to the serious cook."