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Best cookbook for beginner?

fara | Jun 13, 2010 05:24 PM

My husband is learning to cook and needs something with easy to follow instructions. It can be recipes that are simmered/baked for a longer period of time because he is currently on leave. He is looking for "American" recipes because he is tired of the recipes I've been giving him from my stash of cookbooks. He enjoys all kinds of food, but the last meal he made from a Persian cookbook, in which he sauteed limes to make a bitter lamb stew in tomato sauce (and took some shortcuts which he didn't know would affect the outcome), left him with a "bitter" taste in his mouth for making more adventurous meals at his level of cooking. (I ended up cooking the sauce down more and adding salt and it was quite good in the end.)

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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