My exchange student brought this home from school one day, so I tried some of the recipes and fell in love with this book ! I loved it so much that I came right to Amazon and bought one for myself. The pictures and instructions make it so easy to make anything they have in this book. I'm an experienced cook, but this book would be great for the beginner who wants to learn to do fancy desserts.......absolutely loved it !! Would highly recommend to anyone !!!