I'm sick of eating peanutbutter and jam sandwiches all the time, so I'd like to learn how to cook. Does anyone havve suggestions or sources they learned from. I've already read the Dummy books for cooking. The problem with all the books I've seen is that they just have recipes. I would like to understand why you would add this ingredient and stuff like that, not just following the recipes. I also watch Iron Chef, which is quite entertaining and informative but beyond my reach.