[Sca-cooks] Cookbooks for Beginners

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Jun 2 09:24:16 PDT 2008

How skilled are you at cooking in general?  How much experience do you have 
at modifying recipes and cooking by taste?  Would you prefer to work from 
original recipes in transcript or translation or do you want a more modern 
version to compare to the original?  Most of us can provide a long list of 
possibilities, but your comfort level determines the best selections.


>I recently received a small gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.  I think
> I can use it on line and in the store.
> As a beginning period cook, what are 3 to 5 of the best period cookbooks
> (in print, not outrageously priced, preferably under $50) for beginners,
> or cooking library "must haves" for those just starting out?  Are there 
> any
> cookbooks that beginners should definitely avoid?
> If this is too basic for the Cooks list feel free to email me privately.
> Christianna

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