Rick Stein, quite simply, is a must for anyone who just wants cook with no pretentious nonsence. Just using the best ingredients and isn't frightened to re-present something traditional (possibly unfashionable). This book carries this on and as well as some brilliant recpeies it also doubles as a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to get down and dirty with fresh fish. want to know how to prepare and cook squid? Not sure how to store and cook shellfish? this is all you'll need.