I bought this as a gift for my wife, after being inspired by the Julie and Julia movie. First of all, the Walmart price is the best...by quite a bit. I found this for well over $100 dollars elsewhere. Second, the recipes inside are easy to follow and make for fantastic meals! If you have a rookie cook in the house who wants to explore the cullinary arts, or if you have a master that just wants new recipes to try...this is a must have.
I have been cooking since I was 10 and collecting cookbooks ever since. So why did I never add this to my collection???? If you are a beginner, the instructions, diagrams and tips are invaluable. If you are a seasoned cook, the recipes are wonderful and it is just a great read!