I am really a beginner, I have made some Italian dishes that came out fine (I think) but I am am wondering what books and or DVD's I should get to give me an all around beginner level start on proper cooking methodology. Such as what types of pans should be used for various cooking projects, what types I should buy as my stuff is all very old and low quality. I can't afford to go to a school, but I would like to get as close as I can. I'm not looking for recipe books, the wife and my mother have tons, I am strictly looking to get a core beginner level education. Also grilling ribs and steaks have been a disaster for me, never come out the way I hoped, I need to learn more about charcoal types, placement, what equipment to use etc. Thank you.