I was excited about the opportunity to read and review the book “20 Recipes for Programming MVC 3″. I was hoping for some great programming gems that combined my love of Mvc programming with patterns. This book fell far short of my expectations. The first chapter discusses the use of the Authorize attribute and the out of the box FormsAuthentication security that comes with the default Mvc projects. Somewhat disappointed I pressed on, thinking this may be a good book for someone new to Mvc programming.