I recently moved out on my own, and have never really good before in my life. I am looking for a book that will show my why i am using certain ingredients and help me understand why i am making something a certain way. Also something that will show the very basics of cooking. i don't just want to follow a recipe, i want to be able to know how to put my spin on something. Basically i am looking for the ultimate beginner cookbook that will help me understand what i am doing and how to do it. Right now i am contemplating these 4 books... 1) Joy of cooking 75th anniversary edition. 2) Betty Crocker - cookbook 3) Mark Bittman - how to cook everything 4) Clueless in the Kitchen: A Cookbook for Teens Which of these do u believe is best for me if any. Thank you so much for your time.