I've cooked at establishments in the past cooking mom and pop style food and have been really interested in expanding my culinary capabilities. I am quite clueless on where to start when it comes to what brand of (cheap) knifes that are good and where to start with different cuisines and cookbooks. I love Italian and would to be able to make my own sauce and pasta and whatnot. I also would love to learn seafood. Like I said, I am new to this and am 21 but have always really enjoyed cooking. For a little bit I was considering going to school for it but that came to pass. I've watched a lot and know which chefs are inspiring and now I want to be able to join them in being able to do 1/5 of what they can do. Any suggestions are received with fondness. Thanks everyone.