i bought this book as i loved the tv series, and the book does live up to its expectations! i have tried several of her recipes and they have turned out wonderful. Admittedly there has been the odd one that i haven't liked to eat as much as i thought (like the chocolate wontons) but my friends loved them so maybe its just my taste. This is a book for someone with not a lot of time as it gives wonderful ideas for fast, fresh and simple suppers and deserts just like the tittle says. This book has simple ideas that can be changed and twigged depending on taste. its not a masterpiece but it does give food for thought!