Heritage is as enjoyable for the pictures and the stories as it is for the recipes. For Sean Brock, food is so much more than physical sustenance. Food is history. Food is identity. For Brock, recipes are a story, and each ingredient its own actor. He tells us not just of his own upbringing and the people and places that influence who he is and how he cooks, but also the stories of the food he cooks. He introduces us to the farmers and their crafts and, in doing so, challenges us to think a bit more about what we eat. The recipes are not for the beginner chef, but they are inspirations and aspirations for all.