A modern classic for the home cook that is eager to master classic techniques. Pomeroy is a great teacher who encourages you to really settle into the moment and enjoy the process of preparing a recipe from start to finish. She started out doing dinner parties, which is reflected in this book. The recipes are not for busy weeknight cooking, but you could put on a seriously impressive dinner party with any combination of these recipes. Lovely photos, elegant yet modern food, and a non-intimidating approach to pretty intimidating techniques. One of my new favorite cookbooks!