This is my favourite cookbook of all time!! We've made at least two thirds of the recipes in here, and they're all fantastic. Jo Pratt is amazing. It's such a great reference (good-housekeeping-like!) for all the classics, many of which are offered with a sophisticated twist. The sweet and sour chicken in here comes out like what you always imagined sweet and sour chicken could be but never quite achieved. Perfect beer batter for your cod. Stir fries gallore. Great Lamb Rogan Josh--the list goes on and on!! Quite a few veggie options (if that's your bag) and veggie variations on some of the staples, too. (Including an absolutely superb take on bolognese.) I cannot recommend this highly enough.