I am turning to all you far wiser than I folks for some help. My 21 yr old son lives in an apt. at college and has decided that he needs a cookbook. He doesn't need the "Help my apt. has a kitchen"book(which I'm told really exists), but isn't in need of Mastering the Art of French Cooking either. He has a good basic grasp of cooking, but wants to expand his mealtimes, so to speak. I think we can do without the sides of baking and desserts, and focus more on the basic meal ideas. He's a meat eater, loves rice potatoes and pasta, veggies are a neccesary evil (unless it's asparagus or broccoli). Remember he is in an apt. of guys and the cupboard is fairly mundane. He told me he wants to "expand on the basic equations of flavors" and to learn how to "integrate new spices and mixes into the equations." He's a computer science major, what can I say? Any reasonably priced suggestions? TIA.