I picked this up because I have loved every other WS cookbook I've gotten my hands on; I was sadly disappointed with this one. The recipes were decidedly "fancy" foods, likely only to appeal to adults and those of certain tastes besides. These are not recipes I could use for general get-togethers with friends or family. The few that had more broad appeal were variations on common standards that most of us already have recipes for (fish en papiote, glazed duck). If you're throwing a high-end dinner party or need unique cocktail ideas, give this a shot. Otherwise, skip it for the more promising books in this series.