This is the first of Nigella's books I have ever used, or owned. I have had it now for 2 months and so far am really enjoying it. Several of the recipes have aready become firm family favourites for quick, easy and tasty meals, and there are still plenty more I am looking forward to trying. I must say that it is a very 'wordy' book, but I guess that is just Nigella's style...I tend to flick past the chapter and recipe introductions anyway, but easy to see how this book got to 500 pages! Overall, I find this book to have a good range of recipes, something for every occassion, and nothing overly difficult to master.