A couple of the recipes are a little more involved, with extended instructions to teach new cooking techniques. Those lead you step-by-step, with explanations of why you do things a certain way. I really appreciated how informative and accessible the instructional content was, because I felt like I was learning a lot (but it didn’t make me feel stupid in the process).
But most of what you get are normal, everyday recipes. The kind of stuff you’d be making for dinner, with a few, fancier options thrown in.
I am WAY not a chef and I found everything very understandable. It’s definitely a usable cookbook.