I have lots of recipe books (including other Jamie Oliver books) but my cooking was always bland and I didn't know why. I still don't quite know why, but I know that if I listen to Jamie here and follow his instructions then it won't be! Every recipe from this book that I've tried has been a winner. My husband can't believe how much my cooking has improved, and I am so proud of myself but really Jamie should get all the credit. This is a wonderful book!