When it comes to TV cooks, people seem to either love or hate Rachael Ray, love or hate Emeril Lagasse, and love or hate Sandra Lee. But I don't know anyone who would even think of hating Dave Lieberman.
Lieberman is the young cook who had his own cable show (Campus Cuisine) while in college at Yale. He was then featured in a New York Times article by Amanda Hesser, and that led to his being signed to the Food Network, where he hosts Eat This. I picked up his book Young and Hungry: More Than 100 Recipes For Cooking Fresh And Affordable Food For Everyone (yes, I'm slowly building up my cookbook collection). It's a hip, readable, and smartly put together book. He covers all the basis, including chapters on romantic dinners ("Dinner For Two"), breakfasts ("Lazy Mornings"), tail-gate parties ("Living Room Tailgate Parties"), even cooktails ("Happy Hour"). The book lives up to its title, and is a really nice gift if you know someone who needs an all-around guide to meals that the average person might want to make (unlike a lot of cookbooks, I can picture myself making almost everything in here).
(And if I can say this here: speaking of Food Network, I really miss Sara Moulton's Cooking Live show. I don't know why I had to shove that in here, but I just had to say it. Go buy Lieberman's book though)