Average betty gives you some good ideas for meals. You don't need to be a great cook, but knowing the basics is pretty essential if you want to follow her ideas. There is a good mix of off-beat humor and the actual food. If it weren't for the humor, I probably would have unsubscribed by now, but whenever a new vidcast is downloaded, I ususally find myself watching it right away. I could do without the intermittent, inferred "I'm healthy, you're not" comments. Viewers are watching to see the recipes, not to see why she thinks her way of cooking is better than ours. If I wanted to think there was only one way to do things, I would watch Rachael Ray. For example: The fresh chili recipe is a good idea, but viewers don't need to see her show a can of chili and pontificate, "I would *never* give all those preservatives to my friends". And in the salad recipe, why not spend more time on the yummy-sounding salad dressing and less time on how much she likes spinach? I'm sure her final salad was good, but she put a ton of ingredients (vegetables) on her salad in a way that sounded like no other ingredients were even worthy of being considered. In summary, I like the podcast enough to keep downloading them, I just wish average betty would get a slightly smaller pedestal.