The original What to Cook & How to Cook It is great, and this is more of the same. In terms of recipes, I think I like the first book better, but this one still has plenty of recipes that I am interested in. In this book Hornby has a few more sections than in the first, on things like grilling and picnic recipes. As with the first book, there are tons of pictures, including one for each step of a recipe. The instructions are simple and clear, and the recipes range from easy to slightly more difficult. All in all, an excellent book. I hope Hornby writes another.