I bought this bag for my wife and she loves it. It looks and feels really high quality and for the price it is of a very high standard. She switches over to using it as a day bag at the weekend she is so enamoured with it.
A lot of the presentation in the book is dated. Presentation of food is perhaps the most fashion concious aspect of food; and as such obsolescence seems to court a book like this one. I found some of the presentations to be OK but you'd be better off paying more attention to your plate in a very good restaurant than buying this book.