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Recommendations for a general cookbook

Oistrakh12 | Aug 6, 2011 07:01 PM

I will be moving into a new place in the fall for graduate school, and will probably be cooking most of my meals. I'm a fairly novice cook, so I'm looking for a decent introductory/general cookbook that would cover a wide spectrum. I'm trying to decide between the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, How to Cook Everything (Bittman), the Joy of Cooking, and the New Best-Recipe Cookbook. Also "Cooking" by James Peterson seems interesting, as it seems to teach cooking techniques. I really like the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook for its design and presentation, but I don't really know about the quality of the food. What does everyone here use and what would you guys recommend?

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