The Fear of Cooking Author:Bob Scher "Do you go blank when you don't have a recipe in front of you? Do you scramble your omelets? Is your pasta limp, your soup watery, your salad wilted? Do you panic when your dinner guests are at the door? Relax, you're not alone. Many of otherwise normal human beings are also afflicted with the fear of cooking, a fear that Bob Scher was born ... more »to cure with this book."
This is a good beginner book but only for someone who is interested in cooking. The tone is breezy and informative, not intimidating, a dash of "zany humor" as the blurb says. He focuses on methods, and once those are conquered, you can cook just about anything.« less