I am interested in knowing how people make their cookbook purchasing choices. When browsing a selection of cookbooks when intending to purchase, do you judge it by the apparent quality of the recipes? by the illustrations? by the photos? or the writing? How do these attributes influence your choices? Would you buy a new cookbook that had not photos at all? Do you consider the recipe writing style of the author? Whose writing style do you enjoy most? Thanks to all who submit responses.