I think if you are a professional who wants to gain some tips on styling, lighting, and shooting food, whether for magazines, cookbooks, advertising, or etc. it seems like a great book (at least to my untrained eyes). However, being new to food photography, and professional photography in general - I think it was perhaps a bit advanced and maybe even unnecessary.
Since starting my blog earlier this year, where I do like to share an occasional recipe (amidst all of my book reviews), I wanted to get some ideas and tips, about how, where and with what to make my pictures better. This was one of the three books requested from the library, to help me hone my picture taking abilities. And it was the first one that came up. I am still happy I gave it a try, and even though it will probably be a long time (if ever) till I can really use the tips of this book, it was good foray into the world of food photography.
Pick it up if you are more professional about food photography than me! :)