This is possibly the best presented cook book that I own. Like author Guy Fieri it is is larger than life, colourful, full of attitude and it really sells the recipes in a way that makes your mouth water while you're compiling a shopping list of the ingredients.
If you're looking for a gift for someone that loves to cook then I think this book would be an excellent choice. I bought my copy myself but I would have been blown away if it had been given as a present.
Guy Fieri is the presenter of a number of programmes on the US Food Network, the most popular of which is probably Diners, Drive-ins and Dives - an exploration and celebration of independently run food outlets that heavily features excellent food, cooked from scratch and not out of a packet or can. The programme has become one of my favourites - inspiring me to try recipes and techniques that are outside of the usual British culinary repertoire.
This book is an extension of the DD&D approach. Tasty food made from fresh ingredients is the order of the day. The recipes are clearly written and not overly complex. There are lots of recipes in here that you could use to impress friends and family. I've already attached a photo to the product page that shows my attempt at the book's Watermelon Pork Tacos recipe. I may add others as time goes by.
The book doesn't only feature recipes, it also covers equipment and has a biographical element that I really like. It feels like you're getting an insight into what has made Guy the chef he is today.
One note - as an American book there are ingredients that may not be commonly found in the UK and the measures and temperatures are US ones - but both of these limitations can be worked around.
Edit, 18th July 2011: Yesterday we had friends round for the afternoon and I cooked them a meal that included the Red Rocker Margarita Chicken and Long Island Coleslaw recipes. As a part of the chicken dish you marinate roasted red peppers along with chicken, in a marinade that includes tequila and chiles. You grill the chicken and you flour and fry the grilled peppers - the flavours were superb. Definitely recipes to be repeated.