Having lived in the US for many years as a postdoctoral fellow, which is nothing but a glorified student's life, I am able to connect with the life of Lux and Meg. And it is so true that one has to cook to survive as a student abroad. Roomies/Foodies is certainly an excellent and handy guide for students going abroad for the first time. The pictures in it have a unique feel about them and the recipes. Though I wish some of the guides in the Appendix moved right to the start of the book as I think they are extremely useful. I also would like to see the book in print and buy the hard copy, as it would be a handy addition to our kitchen for all in my family as a quick reference while cooking.