This book isn't so much about how to do things with Evernote.
Its purpose is to mention things that you could do with Evernote (assuming you knew how to use Evernote).
So, for example, it says that you can store cooking recipes in it. But doesn't really walk you through how to store cooking recipes in Evernote. The value of that approach is very, very, limited in my opinion, despite the low price.
My advice? Skip this book, install Evernote, which is free, and just give it a try. Use YouTube tutorials, because video is better suited to the subject (I usually prefer books over videos, just not in this case).
Or... get a better book.
I probably use Evernote at 25% of its capability right now. That's alright, the program is pretty productive out of the box. If you need a guide on its use, that's perfectly OK. For me, this book is not that guide. When I bought this book, I looked around for alternatives and there weren't that many good and cheap ones, so I bought it, despite being warned by other reviewers with the same complaint.
A quick look on YouTube shows a lot of Evernote how-to videos. You'll probably be better off there. To properly show how to use Evernote would require pages and pages of screenshots in a book, probably one of the reasons it is difficult to cover it well in writing. Video in this case is a much better medium.
One bit of advice that I picked up elsewhere - Evernote's Notebooks and Notes are meant to be used freely. Don't think too much about how to organize 5 different reminders in the same note - use a note for each. And if you have different categories of things to track - put them in multiple notebooks.
For example: you could have a French cooking notebook and a separate Italian one. Each recipe gets stored as a note in the relevant notebook. Then you could also Tag recipes to indicate which are vegetarian or gluten-free. Searching for "chicken" will happily find you any recipe. But the best way to understand this is either to try it for yourself or to watch some users doing it.
Bottom line: this book was short, and cheap, but that's about it. If you really want a quick tour guide about 'What' Evernote can be used for, then, yes, it serves that purpose. But it does not deliver on the 'How'.