When I was first given this cookbook as a gift I have to admit that I wasn't immediately impressed. On first flicking through the pages I thought the food looked great and interesting but that utlimately it was going to be one of those cookbooks that looks nice but never gets used.
A year later though I've revisted this cookbook and I have to say that I have changed my mind completely. Maybe it's me but it took me a wee while to get into it but there are some great recipes in here that are straightforward to follow, taste great and make a change from the usual Italian dishes that I tend to fall back on.
For me it's one of those cookbooks that you really have to be in the mood for so I tend to use it for planned meals rather than coming up with ideas for dishes to make of an evening.
I've got all Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks and there's no denying that his recipes really do work.