Most people are going to try to cook at one stage or another in their lives, unfortunately many people will give up after their first attempt because of a burnt pan or an overcooked egg. But with a bit of help, anybody can experience the thrill of cooking a meal for somebody else, and have that somebody else really appreciate the food and the time that it's taken to prepare. There are many great cooking tips both on the Internet and through some of the many cookbooks that are available. One cooking tip that I would give anyone is not to start out too adventurous. Always begin by cooking something simple. This way you will have more chance of achieving the desired result and moving onto the next stage.
The next stage is always going to be a bit more difficult. You will be trying to emulate some of the recipes that you can find in celebrity cookbooks, traditional cookbooks, or some of the more difficult recipes to be found on the Internet. Make sure that you read all the instructions through at least once before you start. Go through the ingredients list and check off all of the items that you can immediately lay your hands on, there's no point in buying what you already have. Try to buy the freshest possible produce, this will make your finished product taste much better. As a last helpful cooking tip, keep yourself calm, follow the recipe to the letter, and enjoy your meal.