I tend to watch too many food related vids on Youtube, like all the Iron Chefs, both original and American. There are other ways I should be spending my time.
I may have tried one or two recipes from Good Eats, almost as presented, but for the most part I just use my viewing as inspiration for matching ingredients, trying different styles and approaches. The exact recipes tend to just happen as I cook. Cookbooks and magazines I tend to treat the same way, rarely following an exact recipe, just thumbing through to see what looks good and pick up hints.
I do want to start improving my sauce skills and trying out some new ones. I'll probably stick pretty close to the recipes in Petersen's Sauces book when trying new ones. Like perhaps a chipotle watercress aioli to top my eggplant and turtle caesar salad :rolleyes: