I'm guilty, I admit it. Guilty of making recipes off the box, guilty of copying out of cookbooks/magazines from Borders, guilty of internet searches for 'mahi mahi AND artichoke' (123254543 sites found), and guilty of sometimes-good, often-not homemade recipes.
So what's a guy to do??? Ask y'all for the bestest ever cookbook!
My tastes vary. This week is an Irish dinner, last it was I'm sick of grilled chicken, week before I think I was on finger foods kick.
My skill level is super- college dorm heating element/sub- actual chef. But I follow directions really well. And I'm eager to learn.
My budget? What's a budget? I haven't quite mastered that level of adulthood just yet... which probably tells you all you need to know about my budget.
I have a full spice rack and I'm not afraid to buy more.
I suppose I could go for at most 3 solid books with a range of ethnicity, style, foods, and complexity. Oh- and I really lean toward pictures. Whaddya got?