Julia Child is such an inspiration to – I think – almost every cook. Her cooking might seem basic nowadays, but she had it exactly pinned out what food should taste like.
A delicious meal does not per definition involve several techniques (or foams, oooh how I hate foams) that are almost impossible to recreate in the average amateur kitchen. It takes all the joy out of cooking.
If you use fresh ingredients in your recipes, you’re already halfway there. No need for frills or whatsoever. The focus should be on the flavour combinations and taste. Just see how incredibly satisfying the feeling is of creating your own homecooked healthy, flavourful dishes, simply by adding one ingredient to the other.