This cookbook was recommended to me by a friend who's daughter received it as a shower gift. I purchased two, one for a shower gift for my neice and one for myself. I prepared a delicious chocolate raspberry cake from one of the recipies for her shower. Everyone raved about it. It's a great cookbook with some not so common items and great tips.
This is a cookbook everyone should have along with Joy of Cooking. The recipes have been tested and all the foods I've prepared from The New Basics Cookbook have come out great. There are also many side boxes with extra information about different foods and preparation techniques.