This article dispels many common myths that pertain to cooking. Searing meat seals in juices? I don’t think so. Sushi = raw fish? Nope. Aluminum gives you alzheimer’s? Try again.
Most of the things in this are old hat if you’re a fan of Good Eats. If you’re not a fan of Good Eats and Alton Brown…well, clear your schedule everyday at 6:00 and Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00. At those times turn on your T.V. and turn to the Foodnetwork, and let AB not only show you how to cook, but the reasons behind the how-to’s.