billbos saidI agree - watching the Food Channel occasionally really helps with giving you some basics and some comfort in the kitchen.
I also like the website America'sTest Kitchen - gives you an idea of the actual process.
As far as cookbooks - I really like Ina Garten's books (Barefoot Contessa) - the food looks complicated but the recipes are actually very simple.
AVOID PAULA DEEN -.......honestly.
Good luck - I really only started cooking 5 or so years ago and have come quite far.......I too cud barely boil an egg.
This is how I learned and I watched everyone on Food Network to learn techniques. Cooking is really very simple and you just have to go in with the mindset, "I'm gonna do this."
Thank you for the Ina Garten plug. I have all of her cookbooks, watch all of the Barefoot Contessa shows and relive all those through You Tube. I'm an Ina-phile, I suppose. Paula Deen has some good recipes (her "Not Your Mama's Banana Pudding" is featured in my profile---:lol
, however, moderation is the key.......She also has a wonderful and stupidly easy recipe for "Georgia Cracker Salad" in one of her cookbooks. Simple as it is....so wonderfully good!