Well, this is obviously directed at people who have just recently begun cooking in their own kitchen. I hardly ever had access to a kitchen all throughout college and the year after. And even when people do begin cooking on their own, the most accessible resource for cooking tips is the food network, which tends to feature hoity-toity recipes, so a lot of people tend to get started on the wrong foot. The most popular google search results for recipes are always terrible because they feature a bunch of brand-specific, low-fat alternatives, directed at people who still have a '90's mentality of dieting and actually think that shit like fat-free mayonnaise will do jack shit for your health. "OMG!! Using corn flakes for breading??? GENIUS!!!" (this will be the subject of a forthcoming thread/rant from me). I started cooking using my mom's old cookbooks when I was 22, and the stuff was way too fancy and had too many (and too expensive) ingredients for me to mess with too much. Sam the Cooking Guy helped me fix that a lot, plus buying bulk and making do with cheap ingredients per common sense. But I guess I'm just an irresponsible stupid American for taking so long to realize that.
"LIVE OR DIE, MAN??"