Simple and Easy Cooking 101 If you ever wished you could cook up meals and dishes that leave your guests with their mouths watering...rubbing their midsections and making that "mmmmmmm" sound... and raving about how delicious your cooking is... Then this book is for you. Cooking is a great vehicle for making a connection with others that cannot be made any other way. The well-cooked meal is simply a vehicle to deeper friendships, fascinating conversation, family together time, and yes...sometimes even romance. Cooking is the center of life for almost everyone in the Western world and it's about more than just feeding your body. You know that cooking can enhance the quality of your life and you've been wanting to know how to cook or cook better...and you're lost as to how to cook a decent meal...If this is you, then you're in luck! This book will show you some simple tips and techniques and give you mouth-watering recipes to crank out hundreds of dishes like you never thought possible. This is a fast-reading, easy-to-follow, simple instructions book to get you cooking in no time. Let me ask you, do your friends think of you as a top-notch cook? If they don't, they'll be blown away by the dishes you're going to start turning out. Even if they do think you're pretty good, they won't be expecting the variety of tastes and dishes you can crank out using this book. With this book, you'll gain new cooking skills that will allow you to alter the quality of your life. Once you know the simple tips and techniques inside this book, you can: - Cook that special meal that brings the family together like never before. - Prepare a brunch for your friends and invite them over -- creating a memory none of you will ever forget. - Whip up a tasty breakfast for you and your special someone that leaves them stunned...and stuffed. - Bring the dish to the potluck that gets everyone talking (no more green bean casserole!). - Create not just meals -- but life memories. Are you beginning to see how learning to cook is about more than just recipes? This book is not a "cookbook". Actually, part of it is like a cookbook, because there are recipes. But what makes this book different is it's not just a collection of cooking instructions. It's about how to cook well without spending a fortune or giving up all your free time to learn how. It's about how cooking can fit into and enrich your life, instead of being a chore. Here's just a little taste of what's inside: - The three faces of cooking that determine how, why, and what you'll cook at any given meal - Drinks to serve with your meals from wines to juice & cider, from beers & ales to teas and champagnes - The basics of cooking that takes you from total fumble-butt to a master of measures, gadgets, pots, pans and other oddments - American dishes like apple pie & fried chicken - Getting the kids involved and turning cooking into the fun, instead of just being a chore that leads to the fun - French Cuisine including Provencal baked fish and quiche Lorraine - World cooking and recipes from America to Russia, from Malaysia to Africa, from China to Greece, you get a little of everything - Great meals from Greece including Keftedes (spiced meatballs) and Garides me Feta (shrimp bakes with tomatoes and feta) - Tips and tricks that save time, make cleanup a snap, and get you awesomely organized in no time flat - Malaysia and India add to your menu with Satay and Baingan Masala - Meals in minutes - quick & simple dishes you can whip up at a moment's notice - Even more exotic dishes including Sri Lankan, Turkish, and Argentinean recipes that are quick and easy to make. - Diets made delightful shows you how to create tasty dishes even while watching fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories! - Take it to the limit and find out what it takes to become a chef, caterer, or professional cook So, what are you waiting for? Start cooking for a better life and better meals today!