Superb! The cookbook was very easy to understand, and even though it took 2 1/2 hours to cook, from first chop to steaming bowl, it was worth it. Excellent! And since snow was just starting to fall, it was wonderfully warming.
I suggest serving it with a Cabernet and a salad of fresh field greens topped with an excellent bleu cheese and dressed lightly with a champagne vinaigrette.