Might up this to 5 stars once I've actually tried the recipes, but the book is so beautiful and so pleasant to read and the recipes are all so EXCITING that I have to give it four stars right away even if all the food actually sucks. I just got this book today and spent several hours reading all the little stories and exclaiming to myself "Ooh, I want to make this! Oh and this sounds good!" and so on. You know, instead of doing my tons and tons of reading for school tomorrow. That's how fun this book is.