Sophie Dahl released this book and there was a TV series to accompany the book. The book is broke down in to seasons starting with autumn, winter, spring, summer to end with Puddings. She states she doesn’t' rely on the metric system we in Europe use. She relates to the American system of cups and sticks. So to help her European fans she has cups/grams in each recipe so you don't get confused.
In the first chapter autumn, she opens with a story and then heads into the recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinners. For each season she has a story in the first few pages. She then goes into the recipes. The system she uses in the book makes it easier to find dishes according to meal time.
On page 30 she has a recipe for Indian sweet potato pancakes which only requires egg, sweet potatoes, onions, currry power, cumin, and seasoning. The instructions are easy to follow and you don't need to be the best chef to make it. Likewise on page 65 there is another recipe for Grilled salmon with baked onions. Again the instructions are easy to follow and the cooking instructions are simple. These were two of my favourite recipes. That's not to say they all aren't good. But depending on the ingredients you might not like certain dishes.
Since she herself is vegetarian, you need to know that most of the dishes in this book are geared toward vegetarians but that's not to say you couldn't add your own type of meat or change a fish dish to add meat. The last section which focuses on pudding is my favourite’s chapters. She makes things like Lemon Capri torte, Lemon mousse, blackberry and apple crumble (my favourite) and a favourite British dish Eton mess and rhubarb.
The best thing about this book is the layout is easy, the instructions on each dish are easy enough to follow, there is something in there for everyone and the stories in the book add a nice touch to make it a different type of cookery book.