Most cookbooks take for granted you will know all of the basic steps in preparing a meal. Since you don't have a magic genie at your disposal you end up calling mom, if you are lucky enough to still have her. This cookbook includes basic things and helpful hints every bride or new cook needs to know. It is also written for any one away from home for the first time, such as students, or those living in that first apartment. Bachelors or newly divorced guys will benefit from the recipes and ideas. You can all learn to cook like a pro using simple, easy to follow instructions.