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Registered: ‎01-13-2012

Jamie Oliver's 5 ingedient meals was a great show!  Has not been on lately...

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Gooseberry Patch are great books.  You can build a library around those.  They're like tried and true recipes.  Taste of Home has a lot of good ones too.

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Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything" and "How to Cook Everything: The Basics" might be good choices. The ATK tome already recommended is great, but might seem overwhelming to a new cook.