Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Review - The First-Timer's Cookbook


I feel so badly about the fact that I am not a good cook. I can bake desserts and treats, but I just have not learned properly how to cook a good meal. It is embarrassing for me and I feel bad for my family. There are some basic dishes that I learned from my mother and sister, but I am not knowledgeable about the art of cooking. I have even hinted to my husband that a great gift idea for me would be cooking classes!

I recently had the opportunity to review The First-Timer's Cookbook by Chef Shawn Bucher. This book is perfect for people who want to learn the basics from the beginning. Not only are the steps broken down nicely, but there are pictures for everything! This was wonderful for me because I am definitely a visual learner. Chef Bucher discusses the process of meal planning, setting the table, gathering the necessary materials, how to properly prepare vegetables, and teaches readers about cooking meat, chicken, and fish. I have always been a horrible cook in this last area because I get nervous that I will undercook the meat and fish. However, this book has taught me about the correct internal temperatures and how to make sure they are cooked properly.

This book is a great book for teaching the basics. I could have used this book years ago when I first moved away from home!

The First-Timers Cookbook can be purchased from Amazon here!

Thank you to MediaGuests for allowing me the opportunity to review The First-Timers Cookbook.

*Disclaimer: I was not provided monetary compensation for this post.  The opinions expressed here are my own.  I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of this review.


  1. Hi! I will surely learn a lot from this book too since I only started learning how to cook. :D Thanks for following Chronicles of Ziggy. Now following you too. Hope you get a chance to visit my other blog as well, Roller Coaster Ride at


  2. Thanks for following just stopping by to return the love. I was checking this book out online and looks to be a good easy cookbook might have to go ahead an purchase. Thanks for sharing.



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