Your suggestion about recipe levels is a good one. Many of the recipes are for very experienced cooks, but we are soon adding a discussion forum so people can learn as they go. We are also launching an online cooking school next year, so perhaps you can be one of our guinea pigs. ;)
Fear not! I am building a collection of proteges, which, interestingly enough, are all male so far. Ladies, if you have questions, step up.
Perhaps if you start with the martini, then cook, things will go smoothly. :)
"I'd like to teach the world to cook, without a microwave...
I'd like to buy the world a stove, and every palate save..."