I tried a few of the receipes featured in this book at a recent family gathering. My guests enjoyed eating the end results as much as I enjoyed making them. So much so that they didn't leave me any of the mushroom stroganoff! I have a shelf full of cookery books costing a lot more than is one, but most are gathering dust! Although there are no illustrations in this book the clear instructions mean you can work without them. There's certainly something for everyone and every occasion found within the covers.