You should not take on a turkey dinner for 10 when you first learn to cook. You will quit before the first course starts to cook. I am a little overwhelmed when I undertake the Thanksgiving turkey dinner, and I spent some time in cooking school. So do not make a thanksgiving dinner your first cooking assignment.
There are many people around you that can help you learn to cook. One or both of your parents can help you to cook. Even though one person primarily does most of the cooking, do not be afraid to ask the other person for some help. Even though my mother did most of the cooking in our family, my father was no slouch when it came to cooking.
There are videos that you can purchase, or you can even sign them out at the library. YouTube has many great videos that you can watch to learn how to make some dishes. I watched as many YouTube videos when I was making jerky in my smoker. I learned quite a bit about making jerky.
There are so many cooking sites on the internet, where people are constantly asking for advice. When I am looking for a particular recipe, I will always comb the comments section to see if people are having a hard time with the recipe.
The Food Network is of course one of the best places to learn how to cook, you can find simple dishes that you can cook or even rather elaborate dishes that you can cook, especially after your cooking improves. You will find that there are cooks that you like and then there are some that you do not have the time of day for. I personally enjoyed Rachael Ray’s cooking when she was on the Food Network. I am usually hard pressed for time when it comes to cooking, and her cooking was perfect for me.
Of course, there is the old fashion cook book. These are still one of the best resources available, and there are so many of them out there. You can purchase them new, used, at garage sales, off of eBay, etc. There are just so many of them available, for so many different types of cooking.
If you want to learn how to cook, there are so many resources available for you to learn how to cook. But first of all start small and simple. Maybe in a year or two you will be ready to cook that turkey dinner.