For some cooks, following step-by-step recipes just isn’t how they like to do things. Maybe it’s because they are visual learners who need to watch a video or see photos to see the process, and that’s exactly the target audience for a new book called "Eat! The Quick-Look Cookbook" (Weldon Owen, $25).

Instead of conventional recipes, the book is full of dishes whose instructions are spelled out with graphic art of the ingredients, cooking techniques and serving suggestions.

Each little image comes with explanatory text, but you could follow the steps by looking at the pictures only, a helpful change of pace if you don’t like reading about cooking.