Best Simple Cookbooks for a Single Cook?

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Q: My boyfriend just got a job in DC and is relocating next month. I hope to find a new job out there (we live in Kansas currently) and relocate soon after him myself. Until then, we're on the hunt for a simple cookbook he can use. He's not incompetent in the kitchen but since I love to cook and bake so much he hasn't really had the chance to cook for himself and learn.

Any suggestions for simple, (pseudo) bachelor-friendly cookbooks or recipes?

Sent by Laura

Editor: Laura, I'll stick with the classics here: Try Mark Bittman's How To Cook Everything. There are plenty of simple, how-to style recipes in there, as well as more advanced stuff if he is eager to try more. Also check out the recommendations in this post:

What Are Some Great Starter Cookbooks?

Readers, what else would you suggest?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.