If James Peterson wrote it buy it!
If you are just beginning or just cook at home or are a pro any of James Peterson books will get you where you want to go. I am one of those people who reads cook books like novels. This one didn't wait for a rainy day. It covers what for me is a very neglected area of the table - those side dishes. They always look so last minute because they are the orphans of my table. With this book I now plan them in with the attention the rest of table gets. Last weeks was Fiddle Heads.