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Which foundational cookbook would you give a beginning 23 YO cook?

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Which foundational cookbook would you give a beginning 23 YO cook?

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Diane in Bexley | | Jul 12, 2010 01:13 PM

Niece has been helping me do some stuff around the house and I would like to give her a gift. Her mother NEVER cooked, no joke, she grew up eating a lot of fast food or frozen dinners. She asked me to teach her the basics and I have. I want to give her a good quality foundational cookbook, more than Better Crocker. She wants the basics, how to choose good cuts of meat, appetizers/soups/salads/desserts. Was thinking of Fannie Farmer or the Joy of Cooking. Is there anything else I should consider? TIA!

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