Check out my interview with the truly talented Chef and Author, Michael Ruhlman.
Don’t forget to mosey over to his website either. Among his 20+ books! I think every aspiring home chef aught to have the following in their library:
The Elements of Cooking,
Ruhlman’s Twenty, (2012 James Beard Foundation Award and the International Association of Culinary Professionals cookbook award)
He also has several apps for smart phones and tablets; if you use those while cooking, these also are worth having, without a doubt.
And for the record, no, I don’t get anything for plugging Michael; I admire and appreciate his work that much.