Christian Puglisi's book of ideas is definitely not a book for beginner cooks. It is however an incredible gift for the foodie or chef in your life. The format is lovely. It's hard bound with a half dust jacket on the top. The pages and formatting and printing are collectible quality.
It's not a book of recipes like a normal cookbook. This is what it's titled, a book of ideas. It's a cooking theory as well as a biography of a restaurant. There are some basics in the book as well as around 65 recipes, however, again, this is for an advanced cook or professional chef.
I myself love to cook and love to food, but I admit this book had me just a bit lost. I enjoyed perusing it, but it was pretty heavy reading for a food book. The foodie in your life will adore this book.
Disclaimer: A free copy of this book was provided to me for review purposes by Blogging for Books. All opinions are 100% my own as always