Everyone likes good food, but do you know how to make good food? Forget about the wide variety of expensive equipment, fancy-sounding techniques, and intimidating Pinterest posts - we're going to figure it out right here, right now. If you've ever fancied yourself as a home chef after that one awesome grilled cheese before waking up again, then this thread is for you. Personally, I grew up eating the same 4-6 mostly pre-packaged, poorly nourishing "meals" and came out with effectively no kitchen know-how and very limited taste. Between unreasonably picky eaters and other bad habits, my family's kitchen was reduced to a sweets factory that was afraid to try anything new and half-assed everything else just to Put A Thing In A Mouth. While cookies and brownies and fudge are great, it's time for me to learn what other foods are out there, how to be open to trying them, and how to navigate the kitchen to make a decent meal quickly and cheaply. Cooking is a skill to be practiced, so buying gear on top of reading recipes and infodumps is only half the battle. But since knowing is still an important half and the only half shareable online, linking to good recipes and explanations is what I'll do here. Feel free to share your own favorites, tricks, and experiences!