I admit I'm a bit of a recipe book collector (although I only actually USE about 4 of them). Apart from getting used to the different names for certain ingredients, terms and measurements in the US cookbooks I have it struck me the other day how much frozen and canned ingredients are listed. I'm on a low carb kick at the moment and bought a great low carb book with lots of delicious recipes but nearly all the vegetables, including basics like green beans, mushrooms, broccoli etc are frozen. Almost no fresh ingredients at all. Have you ever tasted canned mushrooms? I know that some parts of the US are a long way from fresh sources of fruit and veggies but surely most supermarkets these days sell fresh produce??