Someone bought this book for me many years ago, and I bought it for a relative.
It divides up the year into months, gives a wide range of cooking ideas for every time of year and gives excellent recipes for an assortment of occasions. Because you are buying food in season, it is very easy to buy at its best and the cost is lower than at other times of year. If you want ideas for a meal for someone you love and respect, this is a good place to find it. Often miserable winter days do not seem very encouraging for a friend's visit. I have woken up on a hot day and looked for something completely different. This is the book to go to. It sits happily alongside Prue Leith, Delia, Nigel and fills the gaps admirably, and some of its recipes will find their way into your tattered file of favourites.
A valuable alternative cookbook for our times. Be seasonal. You know it makes sense.