I received this cookbook yesterday & am expecting my second one any day. The photographs are wonderful & the recipes, relatively easy for anyone! What I really love is that most ingredients called for, people typically keep in their pantry, anyway. This is a great cookbook for a more seasoned cook to "improvise" and substitute some of the ingredients for those ingredients of their choice. What a great "gift" idea, too! Can't wait to sit back down with the book today, again. HAPPY NEW YEAR to Everyone . . .