I am loving Elizabeth Falkner's Demolition Desserts. It should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen Falkner on the Food Network that this book has some serious personality. It is engaging and easy to read. Her brother's illustrations of the exuberant pastry chef Caremi are just icing on the cake. The recipes do not appear to have been dumbed down for the masses, which is a huge plus. They are broken down into manageable pieces and the techniques are clear and easy to follow. She provides a lot of personal back story which keeps the pages turning and her technical information is solid. Frankly its been a long time since I've picked up a cookbook that I've enjoyed this much. It inspired me to look at food in a new light. As you traverse these pages it seems clear that in addition to being a chef, Elizabeth Falkner is also a teacher. And that is one of the best things that any chef can be.