I'm not a massive fan of cookery books, I have none of the T.V. chefs in my kitchen, just some cheapy 'pies and puddings' 'soups and starters' 'Italian and pasta' easy pick up books that I hardly look at. The other book I have is this one and I turn to it time and time again - if you ever wanted one book to cover everything from essential utensils, boning a chicken to making a meal for 3 to 30 then this is it.
Sections are covered and it's simple to flick through, plenty of glossy photos that give you an idea of what you're going to hopefully achieve and serve up in the next few hours etc.
It's so good, I have purchased it for other people who now also swear by it.