If you don't like fussy cooking but really want to enjoy tasty home made western food, this book would be great for you. It's also a good start for all of you who are just learning to cook, as the recipes really don't need much work, but give you superb results if done right. Some recipes are so simple, that they might make you go, "Why didn't I think of it myself?" though! Not all recipes come with photos, which maybe doesn't work for everyone, especially if you prefer to have visuals. Well, I liked this book so much, I bought the vegetarian version as well.