I now have all three of books by Shelley Adams. Let me start by saying "Rich marsala oxtail soup with mustard cream". Delicious.
Shelley's recipes are not complicated. The instructions are clear, easy to follow, the pictures are enticing and the results are excellent. A few of the recipes are a take on classics but with a refreshed look, but mostly this is a book using fresh ingredients to make some great recipes. Of the recipes I have made so far, they have all turned out exactly as expected. If you like to entertain and would like some go-to recipes that are fresh, uncomplicated and very tasty, add this book to your cooking arsenal.
My one issue is Adams does add where to buy the ingredients in her home town - a bit of a waste of time considering her books are sold across Canada and a very small percentage of users would find that little tidbit useful. Yup, that is the worst I can say about this cookbook.
My guess is you won't buy just one book in this series - buy one and you will be hooked.