Why is the site called Alinea at Home? I'm a home cook with zero culinary training. I cooked my way through The French Laundry Cookbook and was able to show that despite the book's fancy-pantsness, you really can make those dishes at home. Same goes for the Alinea cookbook. Is my food as good as Thomas Keller's or Grant Achatz's? No freakin' way. But, I think too many people are afraid to cook, let alone stretch their wings in the kitchen and try new things, so in doing Alinea at Home, I want to show that it's okay to experiment and learn and have fun. Chefs inspire with what they serve us in their restaurants, so when they put out cookbooks, we'd be fools not to learn from them and be inspired by what they do as it relates to our very own kitchen.