This book has such a nice feel to it. I love the photos and the recipes are interesting and not very hard to do. I did think that it would have more cake recipes but the ones they have are okay. I have made the following recipes so far, Roasted garlic and lemon thyme chicken - which seems like a variation on a ceased salad, very tasty and easy to do. Warm red rice and chicken which is a nice recipe, which is easy to adapt and I have made a chicken and mushroom version with sundries tomatoes. The lemon curd layer cake was easy to make and had a great light sponge and a really easy recipe for lemon curd, much better than the one I had already. I am going to try the smoked mackerel and fennel , chickpea salad next. I think this book is great if you like deli style food and have the time to make it yourself.
In the back of the book is a list of pantry bits and bobs ..recipes for roasted tomatoes ,peppers and mayonnaise etc..
Also in the book is a chapter on various breads and sandwich fillings, so you can make a great deli sandwich. The front of the book has a page on coffee and the types you can order/ make with a machine. I am pleased with the book and having also lived in New Zealand for a long time recognise the Antipodean influences in it.