I love Anna Pump and her simple, elegant food. There are no exotic, hard to find (harder to finish) ingredients here. The recipes in this book will inspire you to head into the kitchen and perhaps even to host a party just to show off a new favorite recipe.
This is a beautiful hardcover cookbook with clear recipe layouts and easy to follow instructions. But, like her earlier The Loaves and Fishes Cookbook, it does not have any pictures. I am not a fan of "party" cookbooks-- instead of organizing the recipes by meat, fish, dessert, etc., this cookbook is organized by season (The Glories of Spring, The Best of Summer, Autumn's Harvest, and The Glow of Winter) and from there in to different party menus (Spring Dinner for Twelve, Fourth of July Celebration for Sixteen, Lunch on a Cold Fall Day for Eight, Holiday Buffet for Thirty, etc.).
Her Easter Dinner Menu calls for Red Pepper Soup with Garlic Croutons, Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Hollandaise, Asparagus Roasted in Olive Oil, Rosti, Lemon Mousse, and Chocolate Madeleines.
I would highly recommend this cookbook.