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Looking for a cookbook for shower gift

Plover's picture

Apparently the young woman who is to marry my nephew does not cook. At all. Though she does bake some. And he has a cooking repertoire of approximately three things. I don't think either of them are very adventurous about food.

I'm hoping to find a cookbook that is basic, friendly, explains ingredients and processes, has simple, tasty recipes, and does not patronize.

Does such a thing exist? Any suggestions? I mean, the poor things have to eat, right?

Edited 4/21/2008 10:44 pm by Plover

chefd's picture

(post #62937, reply #29 of 37)

Thanks I will check it out.


Marts's picture

(post #62937, reply #22 of 37)

Peterson's book looks terrific. I think I'll order it for myself!

Plover's picture

(post #62937, reply #23 of 37)

Ooh, that does look nice.

Marts's picture

(post #62937, reply #24 of 37)

I ordered the Peterson book from Amazon. It was a good price and qualifies for free shipping. I can't wait to get it!

txcookie's picture

(post #62937, reply #30 of 37)

Just bought the America's Test Kitchen Cookbook as a shower present. I was impressed with the information and easy to read and use format. I gave my son and his wife Julia Child's French Chef when they married. Sons still cook, wives never, but neither does my daughter. Haven't figured out where I went wrong. :-)

roz's picture

(post #62937, reply #31 of 37)

The cooking gene skips a generation!

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