We had invited friends over for dinner last night and I was surprised with a gift of Thomas Keller's cookbook called Ad Hoc At Home, family-style recipes. Yes, it's the season to give and receive. I've managed to read thru the first few pages of the book and already I'm intrigued. Recipes and ingredients are easy enough for the homecook. Nothing fancy. Lots of tips and techniques are included. I think this is one of the cookbooks that will make me a better cook. Thanks, S&S for adding to my cookbook collection.