I received this as a gift. It's a very nice thick book.
The cover is nice with raised lettering.
I think it's for an experienced cook and that a beginner might have
some difficulty with it.
It has MANY photos, many taking you through the steps of the recipes.
It's very detailed in describing techniques.
The recipes are breads and pastries. Pastries such as tarts, croissants, etc.
No cakes at all.
But if you are looking for a bread/pastry cook book, this would be the one.
The finished product looks like it came from a bakery.
There are so many photos and instruction, that I believe most experienced cooks
could make these recipes.