I got this out of the library in order to see what I thought of it as I am running out of cookbook spaces - especially as people buy me ones I'm not interested in. Cookbooks are essentially a personal thing: I don't like Jamie Oliver's or Gordon Ramsey's style - since they're chefs and money is no object and someone else does the cooking I find their books irritating or complicated. I am, however, a massive Nigella fan - Nigella Express & Kitchen are great. Anyway, I thought I liked the look of some of the meals and I have enjoyed making some stuff out of it. There's simple, complicated, normal and super-healthy, etc. However, remember, Gwyneth lives in London where she has access to red miso, a variety of noodles, brioche loaves you cut yourself etc. Some of us who don't live down south (and I wouldn't say I am a million miles away from civilsation) may struggle. She recommends websites - great! - except the Asian website she offers wants £14 for its cheapest delivery fee. Alas I don't think so. There is the sense at times that crabs, lobsters, duck, and unique ingredients are abundant everywhere or that normal Jo is prepared to pay a fortune for delivery. Sorry Amazon you have spoiled me with free delivery! Despite this the lemon and parmesan pasta is nice, the duck broth and pea & basil soup (her version - similar and fresher to Nigella's) all have potential. Also please note: she doesn't eat red meat and her daughter is a vegetarian so there's one beef recipe. Red meat lovers: don't bother! There's a lot of nice duck recipes which might provide a refreshing substitute. My recommendation: buy it (it's a reasonably priced book at a tenner or so) but don't necessarily expect to be able to make everything - especially if you're not a fan of seafood.