I bought this to make some tasty soups in the Winter months but have been thoroughly disappointed. I have never written a review but felt I had to with this book. I found the instructions were lacking on whether or not to blend the soup. The first one I tried was the Root Vegetable Soup, that after cooking as per the instructions found it to be just water and veg floating on top. It clearly needed blending, but the book didn't state to blend. I then made the Lamb Mulligawny soup, again as per instructions and found it truly vile! It has a thick layer of fat on the top, you should clearly cook the lamb first but it didn't state that. So it was a total waste of food. I do not recommend this book.