Tyler's Real Kitchen was my very first cookbook, received long before I ever knew how to cook. I've been with him ever since, skipping only the baby food cookbooks for which I have no need.
The latest in the TF installments, Fresh, is what I would consider an evolution of Tyler's cooking. Yet despite the minimal presentation, newer cooking techniques and ingredients (some of which you will need to Google), what remains is classic Tyler Florence -- simple ingredients, fantastic and bold flavors, and perfect execution. Some will be turned off by some of the techniques in Fresh -- such as Sous-vide (cooking in a vacuum-sealed bag in a low, constant temperature for a long time) -- but for those who appreciate Tyler's style, this is a fantastic and welcome cookbook. Many of the recipes will challenge you as a home chef, but trust me these recipes are WORTH IT. For those less adventurous, you'll still find recipes that are simple but will make you feel like a rock star in the kitchen (herb-roasted pork loin with bananas, charred onion and herb aioli anyone?).
No, this isn't the Tyler Florence you grew up with. But he's one I sure as hell want to cook with going forward.
Do yourself a favor and buy this cookbook.