This is quite simply one of the best cookbooks ever! Lovely photos make the dishes look very appealing yet they are really true to the dishes we produced in our kitchen! The recipes are easy to follow and the evocative background stories add up to a perfect combination. We have tried about ten of the recipes so far and they have all turned out beautifully. The best thing about it is the teaching of classic techniques rather than just passing on recipes. A really great book.