While this is certainly a very interesting read, as a cookbook I feel it has a very limited audience. I admit I enjoyed reading about the various recipes and pondered over the various tastes. However, I don’t feel I would be spending the time, energy and resources to hunt down the list of ingredients I would need to prepare many of the dishes. Should I come across them, there is a good chance I’ll pick them up just so I can try one of the recipes. This might be an indication that my pantry is rather limited, but I didn’t exactly grow up with a professional chef. I would still recommend this cookbook to those who consider themselves advanced in the kitchen or as a gift for someone who loves to cook. Overall it is a great coffee table book at the very least and provides for an interesting read. I received an ARC through Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.