Great book. Stunning to look at (yes looks good on the shelf) and flip through. The photographs are lovely - one huge page; but just of the finished dish (def not step by step etc). The book also expects some basic level cooking knowledge (I know its embarrassing I have to admit this) - some stuff I looked up online 'how to do' before realising there are detailed steps in other parts of the book. When a recipe only takes up less than a fifth of a page - disappointing the steps aren't within the recipes themselves. This is aimed at people who are confident and know what they are doing (I am just not that haha)...so flipping back and forth page to page for one recipe - for me - is the reason I cut one star off. Otherwise - if you aren't as basic a cook as myself it is a great reference and has lots of recipes you want to try. It would also make a fantastic gift. Despite the above - I am happy to have it - and see if I can unlock some of the secrets of the beautiful tasting goods the CWA often delivers!