I feel like most of ya'll learned from parents/grandparents...neither of mines cooked much or were around much, were busy with their careers. I'm starting out, so I'd would like to start with 2-3 cookbooks . Online recipes are fine also, though I feel more compelled to using it if I buy it. Would like at least 1 book on healthy meals, and would like a diverse cookbook with different meals. My only issue is I live in a small college town, so I am looking for a cookbook without the exotic ingredients, basically just have a a Kroger and Wal Mart to work with here lol.