We have all been there where we open a new cookbook we bought and realize it is way above our skill level. Do we return the cookbook or give it a shot? Well, it depends on how comfortable you are with risk. For rookie cooks I would recommend starting with a simpler cookbook that can utilize the skills you have while improving on them. As we know it can be disheartening to spend them to make a delicious meal and the recipe fails, it still happens to me sometimes. When you are a rookie cook this can be so discouraging, so I suggest you start with one of the 5 cookbooks for rookie cooks that I list below. They will all allow you to make simple flavorful meals.
1. How-To-Cookbook for Kids
2. WW Family Meals
3. Come On Over
4. The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime
3. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple
Rookie cooks should know that there are so many cookbooks that you can try and make successful meals. I wouldn’t suggest starting with Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Childs. Instead you should choose one of the 5 cookbooks for rookie cooks on the list above. Don’t forget to just try the recipes we all mess up sometimes and the more you cook the more you will learn.
Are you still overwhelmed and unsure as a rookie cook which cookbook you should use? Leave me a message below on what type of food you love and want to make and I can give you a personalized recommendation.