I love the cookbook and all of the recipes I have tried so far have been delicious with down-to-earth directions. Nothing is over-explained but everything is made clear. It is very readable with a nice chatty style describing the origins of some of the recipes and good hints and suggestions. The recipes chosen are the best from many years of Gourmet Magazine. I agree with many of the choices because I clipped them out for my collection when the magazine first published them! I will now be able to enjoy my favourites bound into a nice book. Why 4 stars instead of 5? Well, it's not because of the book's content. That deserves 5 stars. What I don't like is the pale yellow colour used for the recipe names. They are hard to read unless the light is very bright. Red, blue or green would have been much better choices. I think the yellow was a mistake, but you will enjoy the book otherwise.
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