My first post here is a plea for help, of the free variety. I've been cooking all my life but honestly, nothing I cook tastes that great. I would love to learn more about techniques (sauces, ways of cooking meat, seasonings) and simply learn how to make my food taste better. I love to bake and can bake a good loaf of bread, and am willing to apply myself and try new things, now I just need some guidance.
I read the thread on here that referenced some good books to work through, and they are sitting in my Amazon shopping cart, but my budget is limited for the moment, and the library is closed until Monday, and I'm ANTSY!
Are there any good websites you can point me towards where I can start improving my skills? We lean towards home cooking at my house vs haute cuisine, but I would dearly love to understand sauces in all their wondrous variety.
PS - the two books in my Amazon cart (waiting til November, probably) are "Food Science" and "How to Cook Everything". I'm open to any other suggestions on books worth buying (on a limited budget).