Wow! Thanks for the quick replies and some great ideas! My dad does enjoy cooking, experimenting, and he took over the cooking when he retired because he wanted to and had the time. I've heard of the Bittman and Madison books, and will check the others out. I also think my mom would appreciate the change of pace an Indian cookbook might bring.
And I hadn't thought of the produce idea, but when I previously took part in a farm-share, I would give him some of my share to experiment with and he'd get pretty excited about that, so I might look into that to see if any of our local farms do anything year-round, or near year-round, anyway...
Definitely some ideas to think about--Thank you all!
I'm looking for a cookbook for my dad who has in the last year or so become a vegetarian and, in that some time frame, taken over cooking duties in my parents' household. My mother is at the mercy of his fledgling cooking skills and has suggested as a Christmas idea, a good solid book that has the nitty gritty of cooking, measuring, etc., aimed at the new *vegetarian* cook. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!