I bought this cookbook when I was 15 years old - in fact it was the first cookbook I ever bought. Needless to say many moons have past since I was 15 but I still have the cook book. In fact, even after 3 years of culinary school and 8 years as a professional cook and chef, I find myself consulting this book for basic recipes. I made buttermilk pancakes from this book this past weekend. Buttermilk pancakes are one of my all time favorite comfort foods. I grew up eating them cooked in a cast iron skillet with just enough oil added to give the pancakes a crispy edge (I am from the south). I made them for my husband this way shortly after we were married and now he just won't settle for anything else.