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Old 03-21-2005, 10:32 PM   #11
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Teaching my daughter to cook was one area where I failed miserably. My only defense is that she has a disability and I put all my energy into giving her the tools needed to overcome it. She had 6 weeks of cooking in junior high. By the time she had room in her schedule, cooking was no longer offered.
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:53 AM   #12
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Welcome Bobby! THis is a great place to learn a million things!
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Old 03-22-2005, 06:37 AM   #13
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Welcome, Bobby,

It looks as though you have a good rudimentary start as far as utensils go. I couldn't cook without my whisk and wooden spoons . As soon as you an afford it, I would urge you to get a good set of knives, also.


Everyone on these boards is going to want to help you out, so keep the questions coming. We're cooks at all levels, so you will benefit from all of our advice, I hope.

I have also heard somewhere that a children's cookbook will be helpful to a person who has never cooked. It may be worth looking into.

Anyway, good luck and keep asking questions.
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:58 AM   #14
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Welcome Bobby........everyone has given you wonderful advice. Here is a place you can always come to and get your answers. I was amazed when I started watching the food network cooking channel at all the different terms and techniques I learnt. I recommend you watch some of these........you'll be amazed at the things you will learn. I recommend the following since your just starting out Paula Dean, Rachael Ray's 30 Min Meals, How To Boil Water, Food 911, and Everyday Italian.
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:08 AM   #15
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Good suggestion SizzlininIN! I would also add Good Eats to that list. I actually find that show to be the one I learn the most from because Alton teach why you do things, not just how.
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:12 AM   #16
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Altons too scientific for me.........to be perfectly honest he scares me ..........I'm more apt to watch shows where I could pull up a chair to the cook surface and watch and chat right along with the cook and not feel intimidated.
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:22 AM   #17
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Hello and welcome Bobby............check this thread.http://discusscooking.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6919
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Old 03-22-2005, 03:57 PM   #18
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Where exactly are you ? Are you in the continental United States?

I think what you need more than anything is a REALLY basic cookbook. That is how I started out, and I have never looked back. I still use it sometimes, because it works.

But there is no point in recommending one if it is not available in your locality.








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Old 03-22-2005, 04:02 PM   #19
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Yes, I'm in the continental United States. Please recommend away :-)
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Old 03-22-2005, 04:04 PM   #20
 
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Hi Bobby. You are not alone. My cooking skills are very basic. Here is a link to a book that might help. I'm not calling you a dummy now. I have lots of dummy books to help me with my computer and the internet. Good luck.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0764...01#reader-page
That is just the book I was going to recommend. Great minds think alike!
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