Some time ago i enrolled in the local gym, i wanted to put on some muscle. I ended up with a new passion: food sciencce and physiology.
I advise this book: Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance 8th Edition

In the beginning i followed receipts, but actually i can cook a lot of things without them: practice makes perfect, as in all things in life.
Here some dish from western and eastern cuisine:

Orecchiette al ragu’ e Primitivo
Chicken chestnuts, rice and pumpkin