I'm writing because I can't sleep and I'm anxious. Jennifer, thankfully, is has been mercifully drugged by her night nurse and I'm sitting here trying to find things to take my mind off reality. Lately I've been contemplating ways to improve my overall skills in the kitchen. Apart from going to culinary school, there simply aren't many resources out there that aren't basic recipe books. I'm tempted to work through a techniques book, page by page to accomplish these things and hopefully have some fun. My initial thought would be to work through Jacques' book, but I also found this website that teaches fundamental and is linked to podcasts. What do you guys think? My other thought would be to work through Ratio, but that isn't as much about technique as it is an understanding the essence of a food.