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Humans are creatures of habit. In the book, Atomic Habits, author James Clear highlights the notion that the easier, more obvious, and more attractive a habit is, the more likely it will be repeated. This can be applied to household chores, work projects, and even how we eat. Why do you think fast food and frozen meals have become so popular? As convenient as these foods may be, they often don't compare to a home-cooked meal. So, to get in the habit of cooking at home, may we suggest a cookbook for beginners?
Knowing that many people want to whip up delicious, aromatic, beautifully-plated dishes but simply don't know how, publishers and cookbook authors have been working to make cooking more accessible. Nowadays, there are so many beginner cookbooks on the market that it can be difficult to pick one to kickstart your new hobby or habit. That's where we come in — we've rounded up the best cookbooks for beginners.
The best cookbooks for beginners in 2023:
Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.
Rebecca Ravee Norris is a full-time freelance writer with a decade's worth of lifestyle media experience. Based out of the Washington metropolitan area, she writes for a variety of publications, covering everything from beauty and wellness to style and celebrity news. She is a graduate of George Mason University. There, she earned her B.A. in Media: Production, Consumption, and Critique, along with a minor in Electronic Journalism. When she's not working, she can be found with her beloved Jack-Chi, Cash, adventuring with family and friends, working through reps at the gym, dreaming up her next home decor project, testing a new recipe, getting lost in the pages of a book, or catching up on her favorite shows.
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