I'm a little embarassed to admit that Hot Sour Salty Sweet was entirely intimidating to me last month. I would like to start learning more about all different kinds of Asian (I don't know what else to call it- Asian just doesn't seem right!) cuisine. What would be a good one to start with? What intimidates me is buying a lot of specialty ingredients and the quick cooking part of it, i.e. stir frying. I tend to panic when I have to do something quickly, like stir fry. So, I guess I'm looking to ease into it. I don't know if it's better to start with a good all-around Asian cookbook or if it would be better to focus on one, like Chinese or Thai. Any thoughts, tips, cookbooks, pointers to beginner cookbook threads?