I came across a horrible example - Polish Heritage Cookery by a guy named Roger Strybel.
A friend of mine has this book and much as I love cooking, I couldn't get to grips with it at all.
The layout is crap tbh, whatever happened to list of ingredients followed by method? Far too confusing.
It's certainly comprehensive I'll give it that, but terribly written!
"Polish Cooking" by Marzena Kasprzycka.
Hmm, might have to order myself a copy!