Got the book on Wednesday, entertained with it on Thursday when an excellent meal was had by all. Fool proof recipes for dishes with mostly easily obtainable ingredients (bearing in mind I live in Orkney where some of the more exotic ingredients are hard to come by).
The recipes themselves are easy to follow, and don't use fancy techniques.
I like to be able to see what the finished result should look like, and this book has an abundance of wonderful photos.
I made the baked hedgehog tatties but used french bread stick instead of the baked potato, added a few ingredients to the dressing, then served up as a starter - worked well.
The six minute soft centred chocolate puddings where to die for. I have tried this recipe from other books and have had many disasters. This recipe if followed to the "t" works a treat.
Invest in a chicken brick and try the superb lemon herb chicken - there was not a picking left on the carcass.
All in all a user-friendly, well presented, useable cookbook.
Go buy and get cooking.