I bought this cookbook on the strength of one or two recipes, which is nothing unusual for me. That plus the fact that a friend told me the raspberry friand recipe in the book is the best she's ever used. That's really all I needed. In terms of bloggers-turned-cookbook-writers I'm more impressed by Deb Perelman's effort with [b:The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook|13331199|The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook|Deb Perelman|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1336228481s/13331199.jpg|18538901], but this one is still very good and I'm glad I bought it. This weekend I may well bake a batch of raspberry friands.