I recently got Cooking For Geeks for Christmas. It’s a fun read and I’m learning a lot, but it’s definitely written with geeks in mind – the explanations can go on a bit and it assumes a lot more technical ability than I actually have (as in “ability to solder your own electronics” and not “ability to use a stove”).

There’s a blog, of course, with more info along the same lines. A typical entry provides hints to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey in just 15 minutes. But apparently to be a successful turkey chef, you need to cook the breasts sous vide, which you can do by either buying your own sous vide cooker (at $449 – yikes) or you can hack your existing slow cooker, which I would think would take far longer than 15 minutes.