Im an occasional cook wanting to get serious on cooking. I would like to create a list of techniques and dishes to learn, Kind of like a check list of things i should know how to do perfectly. Right now I have: Poach eggs, make an omelet, process fish (scale fillet), make risotto. What elese do you guys think i should add to the list? PS......Any tips for a beginner? especially on sauces and reductions. for some reason i just cant get them right.