Beginner Cook

on Aug 14, 2010 @ 03:39 pm

Hi ladies

So i will be getting married soon and i have NO clue how to cook (eeeek!)
Do any of you perhaps know of good websites which will teach me good recipes in a step by step detail? Or even better, a book would be great!


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Ideas for Cooking on Aug 14, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

One of my favorite sites is Epicurious I always find great recipes in there.Watch shows like Rachel Ray ,Jamie Olivier etc or watch the Food Network if you get that ,there are always great cooking shows on there which is better because you will see the step by step process.Also you can check out youtube Ive checked that out many times for a cooking step by step instruction.Go to your library and check the cooking book section first rather then go spending big bucks on cook books.I go to the library and literally get at least 8-10 cookbooks and scan them and write out great recipes.I cant tell you how many times I have bought a cookbook thinking it was so good and tried a recipe and hated it and realized I paid over $20 or more!Cookbooks aren't cheap.The joy of Cooking by Julia Child will always be a classic and a good one for beginners.You will have fun experimenting dont worry if something doesn't work out the next time it will be better!Also congratulations on getting married!

Fannie Farmer Cookbook saved my marriage! on Aug 16, 2010 @ 03:44 pm

I have a very well worn paperback copy of the Fannie Farmer Cookbook and it has been like a cooking bible for me. I too started off not knowing much (eeek is right!) but I've learned a lot and now I am a very good cook (at least my husband says so!). I've had this cookbook for about 20 years and I still pick it up all the time to look up basic stuff like measurement conversions and recommended cooking times. It tells you about EVERYTHING with chapters on fruit, veg., bread, rice, meat, etc.,etc. and loads of easy recipes with lots of variations. It really is a great book for anyone starting out. I still reach for it whenever I am cooking something new or traditional (say stuffing for a turkey) and need to know some basic facts and a recipe. A great book to have on hand. Best of luck with your marriage and your new cooking adventures!


the food network.. on Sep 19, 2010 @ 09:35 pm has tons of recipes and tips, as well as videos. For cookbooks, I would definitely recommend the Joy of Cooking as a must-have! My mum had one of the old editions and she used almost all of the recipes I'm sure. Now I have her old copy PLUS the latest edition and i love it even more than the old one! It tells you basically everything you need to know about ingredients and cooking methods, different types of foods (italian, mexican, etc), plus it has sample menus for certian holidays, occasions, etc. It has all of the 'staple' recipes you could think of plus some more exotic and interesting ones. I cannot say enough how much I love this book for all of the great info it has :)


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