After appearing on television multiple times and cooking for celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Rachael Ray, and Bobby Flay, the world was introduced to Ben Starr. Having started cooking at age 4 on a sheep farm in West Texas, he then traveled the world across all 7 continents, learning to cook in family kitchens in dozens of countries. Full of amazing photos and lots of storytelling, the Food For Thought series truly embodies the theme "Every Recipe Has a Story." Volume 1 takes the inexperienced home chef through Ben's own journey from basic fundamental recipes to complex dinners, making everything simple with photos and conversational descriptions. This is a superb gift for someone special, whether they're just learning to cook, or have cooked all their life. This book celebrates the family legacy of cooking. It's a cookbook you can sit down and read!