Incredibly unhappy with this book. Simple, plain, unexciting recipes. Not at all like the title suggests. All were very plain recipes one could easily find in any simple mexican cookbook. If you want some INCREDIBLY GOOD exotic, modern, fusion style tamales, get the book simply titled Tamales-By Miller, Pyles, Sedlar. Got it within days of this book and hands down it was clearly the stand-out publication. This one also had a poorly conceived book layout. Photos looked like stock photos, not what one has come to expect for current cookbooks where each photo should be an actual photo of the recipe on that page. These are of a pile of corn husks, or a bowl of masa, a pile of wrapped tamales...so you could not even see what the insides looked like. Some photos are even used TWICE for completely different recipes! Spend $3 or $4 more and get the one by Miller, Pyles, Sedlar...a far better choice, with some incredible recipes that really are Artisan Tamales.