Best Simple Cookbooks for a Single Cook?

updated May 12, 2022
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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?

Related: Can You Recommend A Beginner Cookbook for Teenagers?

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