I lived in Philadelphia for 2 years. The book provides a comforting mini-tour of the old city. I have tried the recipes. They are quite tasty. The book itself is a handsome addition to my book collection. I appreciate the service as the book was delivered promptly and in very good condition. I would reccomend this book to any one who wants to attempt preparing reminiscent menus and enjoy a small "bite" of history. Take care!