The first thing you notice when you see this book is how beautifully done it is. From front to back the book is absolutely lovely and would make a fantastic Christmas present. The photographs are really scrummy and make you want to cook all of the many dishes Peter Bayless has created. I'm not a particularly good cook but after seeing Peter Bayless on Masterchef 2006 and his obivous passion for food, I decided to give it a bit more of a go. The recipes are really good for people of all abilities and unlike some other books I have seen in the past, the recipes are great for cooking a lovely meal during the week as well as creating fantastic menus for dinner parties. Most of all though, the RECIPES ACTUALLY WORK!!! Throughout the book, Peter also takes the reader on a journey all about how he learnt to cook. The stories are beautifully written and absolutely hilarious in places! To sum up, I cannot fault this first book by Peter Bayless. It would make a great present for all ages or perhaps a little treat for yourself! I look forward to more of your work Peter!