This wonderful book of desserts has quickly become my favorite. I may not even go back to making my staple desserts because it is so fun and rewarding to try the recipes presented here -- an excellent variety of cakes, tarts, pies, cookies, candies, ice cream, souffles, etc. I have experimented with 7 or 8 recipes so far, and every single time I've turned out crowd pleasers. Refined and creative, nice to look at, and wonderfully satisfying to the taste buds, yet for the most part quite easy to make. What a perfect book for the dessert lover/chef!