Michael Smith is fabulous! I could not wait for this cookbook to hit shelves and I purchased it right away. The recipes in here are simple, wholesome, and inspiring. I love the ingredients and MS's cooking style. He is also very down-to-earth and simplifies his cooking processes so anyone can understand and create these awesome recipes. He is very encouraging and helpful, and every recipes is paired with a mouth-watering photo (I especially loved this, because I own many cookbooks where the recipe is NOT supported by a photo- and trust me, the photo really sparks the imagination!). I have looked over every recipe in the book and have plans to create some incredible meals...starting tomorrow!