Gorgeous food photos and simple but tasty recipes abound in Michael Symon’s 5 in 5 for Every Season. In this follow-up to Symon’s bestselling 5 in 5 has taken his love of fresh, simple flavors, matched it with a passion for seasonal eating, and knocked it out of the park by making every recipe accessible for even the busiest or most beginner among us.

Filled with easy-to-follow recipes (that even you cannot prep AND cook in 5 minutes, you can do it in under 30) and winning meal-making formulas that you’ll begin to recognize as you make your way through the book. Before you know it you’ll be coming up with your own fantastic takes on the 5 in 5, creating your own variations without the book.

Which makes this tome not only a great recipe collection but also a wonderful teaching tool for beginners and a great gift for the upcoming holiday season.

Disclosure: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.