A cook book that I really enjoyed sitting down and reading cover to cover. The recipes for the most part are simple, relatively low maintenance, but elegant. I have only had a chance to make one of the recipes (warm white bean salad with fragrant garlic and rosemary) but it was excellent. The book is also packed with lots of helpful tips and how tos such as stocking a kitchen and how to buy and season a wok. I see this becoming a good companion.