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Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition by Bryan Miller, Marie Rama

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Chapter 1

Cooking with Confidence

In This Chapter

arrow Setting up a space for cooking

arrow Making your kitchen safe and user-friendly

arrow Trying your hand at a simple recipe

Recipes in This Chapter

vegetarian recipe Scrambled Eggs

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Cooking is fun and interesting and can be relaxing, exciting, and even therapeutic. Cooking is a life skill, but it can also be a hobby and a passion. When you cook at home, you can eat for less money than you’d spend ordering take-out or dining in a restaurant every night, and you control the ingredients, flavors, and health profile of your food so you know exactly what you’re eating.

Cooking gives you options, allowing you to adapt your meals to suit your own nutritional and taste preferences. When you cook, you can always get exactly the food you want. Plus, cooking the food you eat makes you more aware of your food, your health, and your environment.

Whether you have a cramped apartment kitchen with counter space the size of a cereal box or a sprawling country kitchen with a commercial ...

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