Totally agree with the 2 previous reviewers. Best cooking book I've ever come across. I'm a beginner cook and I find most cookery books are nice to look at but not very easy to follow. But this book is loaded with practical and delicious-looking recipes. The DVD contains short clips of basic cooking techniques, probably more useful for beginners. The pocket shopping list booklet is very handy when you go shopping, all ingredients and quantities for each recipe in one small book. I think experienced cooks will also enjoy the great variety of recipes covering everything from starters and snacks, mains and sides and cakes and desserts. Well recommended - I'm ordering another one for my niece!