A good basic cookery book that tells you how to do absolutely everything. Preferably a cookery book that does not have great long lists of ingredients and that tells you how to make simple dishes really tasty.
I have several favourite cookery books that I use time and again. I had many more but got rid of many of the fancy ones because I did not use them.
There are some great cookery recipe sites on the internet.
A few weeks ago, my mother gave me a small pamphlet she had found in an old box when she was rummaging in a junk cupboard in her house. She assumes it was my Gran's. It is dated 1940 and was issued by the National Food...