I tried a few recipes from this (yes beautiful but) useless cookbook. They all turned out horribly. I tried one recipe for noodles with lamb kofta and it called for three tablespoons of red curry paste. I'd never used red curry paste before so it was partially my fault but when I tried the kofta, my tongue almost burned off. I love spicy food, but this was an obvious mistake. And unfortunately, this cookbook is FULL of them.