Unbiased Reviews by Real People
Which is why I bought this book. I has all the basics that a new cook needs (with the terms chopped, diced, etc all explained) and has explanations to the terms.
The book has dividers, which makes finding what you need easy.. and is also in a binder, which is convenient when cooking.
The only bothersome thing, however, is that some dishes are listed under uncommon names, making them hard to find.