Learn To Cook In 24 Hours
If you do not know how to do basic cooking, first of all I would like to send you to Jamie Oliver's website and his book Jamie's Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook In 24 Hours. Even though I have cooked for some years now, I have never been systematically taught and I find out more about basics such as how to make scrambled eggs or grilled chicken all the time.
Many of the recipes are creating what the British eat for fast food (curries for example) but it includes a great primer on breakfasts, a super-easy stew recipe which I have tried numerous times a great variety of chicken and fish recipes, among them the salmon en croute which is a prime example of great result with minimal effort and my kids like the pastry around the fish better than pan-seared or baked fish alone.
After very successfully establishing the food centers in Britain, Jamie came to the United States and filmed a whole series of programs in a city where a high percent of the population does not eat well, to help people change their eating habits.