Cookbook and Info Book Needed....
OK, I'm 43 years old and have finally decided that I should learn how to cook something other than homemade pizza, grilled chicken, grilled steak, spaghetti, and tacos.
I'm looking to get a book that not only has basic/easy recipes with ingredients I've heard of, but also tells me about different 'tools' I'll need in the kitchen, what different spices taste like, how to cut veggies/fruit, and all the other basics I will need to know to cook properly.
What book would you recommend?
BTW: I'm a very visual learner so the more pictures showing tools/herbs/recipes the better.
Thanks for any help.