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The last paragraph of elpelotero's post just above contains the best advice you will ever get.   For your reference, these are books that I can say guided me from the beginning and throughout my culinary ride:   Julia Child, Mastering the Art of French Cooking (both volumes); Jacques Pépin, La Technique and La Méthode; Julia Child, The Way to Cook.   Of course, I ended up with innumerable cookbooks (including the French editions of Larousse Gastronomique...
You are not too late; I did it in my 30s. Go here, http://www.gourmandise.co/g/commentary/commentary.cfm and read the articles from June 1/09 to November 11/09 and you will see exactly how.   If you can handle a knife and know how to boil water, you have the basic skills you need. Use your imagination and you can do it for a fraction of what it would cost you to go to culinary school. It's all in the above-mentioned articles.   Your first step will be to get a...
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