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Hi all. I am new, So I Post to introduce yourself! I love to cook, and learn about cooking. I tried to many other forum learn for cook. I hope this is the best forum to learn. I want to learn many recipes because I enjoy learning.
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Welcome Jerry!  Well here's a "recipe" I just made for dinner--I grabbed some of the sorrel from my front garden, a couple of mint leaves for flavor, several violet leaves, and made a salad (dressing was vinegar, olive oil, a tad of yellow mustard, and a crushed garlic thrown into it).  Do you have a yard? are there any broad-leafed plants growing in it (aka weeds?)  many of them are edible, and you might start with violets if you live in a part of hte world where they grow.  They are pretty distinct and you aren't likely to confuse them with another plant that would give you indigestion.  Dandelion greens are also popular in salads, though more bitter than some folks like (i like them fine).

Whereabouts are you living? what sort of yard do you have if any? if you have one, do you know if it has ever been sprayed with herbicides  or pesticides?
 
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Jerry, welcome to permies!  Do you have a good cookbook to learn from?


My favorite is Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School Cook Book

Here I posted some of the book with recipes:

https://permies.com/t/60914/Fannie-Farmer-Boston-Cooking-School


Not every cookbook is good for learning how to cook as some are just recipes.  The only other one that I could recommend to learn to cook is The Joy Of Cooking by Irma Rombauer ( look for pre-1980, but the older the better)  This is very detail in how to's.
 
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The Permaculture Kitchen by Carl Legge is a great book for budding permies to learn to cook from.

 
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Since we don't know what part of the world you live in, a word of caution. What is called Common Violets in the northern hemisphere are edible. African violets are not. Take a peek at this link. http://www.eattheweeds.com/viola-affinis-floridas-sweet-violet-2/
 
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At the beginning stick to classic recipes.  They're winners and they'll start to teach you what flavours go well together, what things are a solid base you can add to.
A mirepoix the best known. Onion, carrot, celery.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirepoix_(cuisine)
 
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The link that Burra posted has a link to Amazon.  The Amazon site has the "Look Inside" feature.  Once you open the book there are three recipes.

The third recipe is for Mirepoix: The 'Other Trinity'

The first recipe is for Tomato Sauce and the second recipe is for Culinary 'Trinity'.

It is nice that you get some free recipes.
 
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Thanks to all well-wishers. I appreciate your information and support me. I love always delicious food and recipe. I am searching online innovative ideas and recipe a fixed time of day.
 
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