Inviting beginning cooks into the kitchen to learn how to make simple, great-tasting food without a hint of intimidation in a fun, lively, hip style, this book features everything from classic comfort foods, such as soul-soothing grilled cheese and apple pie, to bolder-tasting, edgier ethnic (but no less easy to make) foods, such as Southeast Asian Beef Salad and Miso Soup. The recipes are written in a clear, friendly, step-by-step style. Bold, active photography shows basic techniques for measuring, whisking, chopping an onion, and more. Exquisite photography and Food Network recipes provide inspiration and confidence that every dish will be a success. Most recipes come with tips to help beginning cooks personalise or upgrade the basic recipe as they gain confidence and skill in the kitchen.