This book was a gift to me; I need the shelf space, and rarely use cookbooks any more. It has been so long since I actually used it, that I am borrowing some reviews from Amazon:
A Life Resource!, February 23, 2002
Reviewer: "gtheaven" (San Diego, CA)
I received this book as a wedding present in 1968. It became a family favorite for soups - especially the beef-vegetable. There isn't a vegetable recipe in this book that is a flop. Arranged by vegetables alphabetically, this book is an excellent resource for new cooks. It is not, however, low fat! Not much was in 1968! I loaned it to a friend and never got it back which is why I'm having to reorder it now. I truly don't to be without it.
A Valuable Companion to The Joy of Cooking, July 10, 2000
Reviewer: Elizabeth H. Stewart (Raleigh, NC USA)
I bought this book in 1970 and have used it at least once a week ever since then. Just this weekend we made a trip to the North Carolina State Farmer's Market and I came home and started cooking the wonderful fresh vegetables we bought. Whether you like to use only fresh vegetables or have only canned vegetables at your disposal, this book is full of good recipes for you. My copy is falling apart, I've used it so much. With today's emphasis on healthy eating and making sure we have at least 5 fruits and vegetables on our plate, this book is invaluable. I'm currently looking for a good used copy for a friend whose kids have all declared themselves vegetarians. She needs this book, but I won't give up my copy!