My Christmas I am going to buy my younger brother a Lodge dutch oven, and I was hoping you could give me a recommendation for a good cookbook to go with it.
My brother is single and cooks most often for just himself. He is an ok cook, but hasn't been eating well due to time/fatigue. I think he would like the idea of one pot tasty food, especially that he could reheat for more meals later. He likes everything, and used to do a lot of ethnic food cooking for himself (ex. indian, thai), but less of this lately due to time. In general, he tries to be fairly healthy when he does cook.
What cookbook is practical, with good tasting recipes? I see that the Molly Stevens book "All about braising" is popular, but does it have stews etc.. as well? Some reviews also criticized it for being a bit too demanding in the "minimum 10 items per recipe" sense.
I am also thinking about the 6 quart dutch oven, wondering if that is too big for a single guy. Not sure what size is standard as a "starter" for this scenario.