I can totally relate to a lot of things written in this from my student days in New York. Brings back a lot of nostalgic memories and makes me wanna try all the recipes to relive those memories. This is an amazing beginners' guide for novice cooks who are figuring things out in a new place, whether it be in the US, Australia, Europe or India. I'm gonna make it a project to try one recipe a week until I'm done with them all.. Kudos to authors!