My first cookbook...

I'm a recent college grad moving into my first apartment, and excited to have my very own kitchen for the first time. I've always been crazy when it comes to food, but this is the first time I'll really have the full resources to cook for myself.

However, I'm not quite sure what to do about buying a cookbook to start out. All the "beginner" cookbooks i've seen seem too simplistic ("how to boil water!"), but I'm also not too confident in my cooking yet. I've always just trusted my family's very VERY old copy of Joy of Cooking, but am curious if anyone has any other suggestions for a good "starter" cookbook.

anyone have any advice?


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