Hi, I came across your website and there seems to be a friendly bunch of people in the forums so I thought I'd ask for help here. I'd love to be able to cook. I have food allergies (colourings, artificial flavours etc make me ill) and so I should really do as much home cooking as possible. I'm also going blind due to Usher Syndrome, so while I'd like to be a chef I realise it isn't a great idea to have a visually impaired person in a busy kitchen. I'd be happy to be able to cook for myself, in my own kitchen, where I know everything is. The problem is that my family tend to overcook everything and it's a habit I seem to have developed. I'm always paranoid that everything I make will be undercooked and so I give it 'just an extra couple of minutes' which ruins the food. I really need to go back to the basics. I've searched websites but they all overwhelm me. I want to know how to prepare, cook meats, vegetables etc. The sites I look at offer lots of recipes but they seem a bit too complicated for my current abilities. I just want to know how to do the individual things before progressing to proper, scary recipes lol. One day I'd like to be able to prepare more complicated meals but for now I want to take it slowly. Are there any websites/books you could recommend to me? Please be aware that I'm in Scotland and may not be able to get a hold of some American books (unless they are sold through Amazon). Thanks, Claire P.S. I tried making the Beef tenderloin with roasted shallots recipe on allrecipes, it was kinda a disaster but I'm not sure if I used the right cut of meat - I couldn't find any 'tenderloin' anywhere. Do these cuts have different names? Argh I'm such a newbie!