Fascinated by the unusual Catalan flavours, I bought this book. At the beginning I was a little bit disappointed, because it is laid out in a strange way, by main ingredients, rather than by kind of plate (starters, main dishes and so on). But when I got used to it I was able to appreciate the research Andrews made before writing it. There are no pictures and, usually, I don't like cookbooks that lack them, but there are nice and interesting anectodes about every recipe and the description can partly substitute the photos. At the end there is a "normal" index, I mean with plates in the usual order, which I found quite useful. There is a nice introduction and interesting appendixes about Paisos Catalans and their history and legends. There is also aguide to the pronunciation of the different dishes, which can be really useful if you travel to Catalonia.
The recipes are always clear and easy to follow, even if sometimes the author is really a purist (when he suggests to make picada in a pestle and mortar), but you can use easier techniques. Finally I just want to say I'm glad I bought this book and I would suggest it to anyone that loves or just wants to discover Catalan flavours.