A practical and essential guide to organizing and setting up a kitchen of any size—including advice on gear and ingredient essentials, fundamental cooking techniques, and easy beginner recipes for the culinary-challenged. Do you want to become proficient in the kitchen but have no idea where to start? Are you overwhelmed by the amount of options for utensils and gear? Your Starter Kitchen is a highly practical, introductory guide for beginners that shows how to equip, stock, and cook in your kitchen—without breaking the bank. Featuring advice on gear and ingredient essentials (as well as nonessentials), easy yet fundamental cooking techniques, and more than a dozen simple recipes, this book provides you with all the information you need to be in command of your kitchen. Learn how to: –Use all of the essential utensils everyone should have in their kitchen –Determine which gadgets and high-end items you should splurge on—and which ones you shouldn’t –Effectively split the cost of kitchen necessities when living with roommates –Buy budget-friendly and healthy ingredients that have a long shelf life –Get creative with your kitchen storage and organization if you have limited space –Host a food-centered gathering without breaking a sweat –And so much more! So, whether you have a tiny kitchen or are moving into your forever home and want to pick up any cookbook with confidence, Your Starter Kitchen is the perfect book for you.