This is a good cookbook for BGE owners, and really owners of any of the other similar Kamado type of cookers out there (Big Steel Keg, Primo, etc.). A lot of the recipes tend to be on the higher end of the scale (like fine dining done BGE style), but still there is quite a bit of information and many ideas in the book even if you don't actually do the entire recipe exactly as they have it. I have made several things from the book's recipes and adapted many others and I find the cooking times and recommendations of temp etc. to be fairly good. Nothing has turned out poorly (so that's good). Great photos too, which is always nice. All in all I find it to be a pretty good addition to my BBQ/Smoker cookbook shelf. Not sure I would recommend it for a complete novice though, primarily because the recipes tend to be a bit advanced if you're just starting out.