We ask questions all the time. As we continue to seek new information, we occasionally stumble across answers which leads to more questions. This question and answer roller coaster can be exhilarating although often times it feels daunting. One book, which I don't reach for often enough, continues to humble me with its clear and focused answers to the many questions we have about what the heck we are doing in the kitchen is Cookwise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed, by Shirley O. Corriher. She has the unique ability to clearly communicate information without necessarily dumbing it down. The many tasty recipes are an added bonus to the wealth of information between the covers. So, the next time you wonder why your custard curdled, take a moment to reflect and then open the book. The answers are right there for the reading. Once you understand exactly what is happening with your food, the doors begin to open and you are able to see the forest through the trees. The beauty of knowledge is that it makes us all better cooks.