When it comes to cooking cuisine from a different country, a little bit of knowledge goes a long way, which is why this infographic, produced by Kit Stone, that offers up three staple spices from cuisines around the world is so handy.
Ok, three spices isn’t going to teach you to cook dishes from another part of the world but it will help you stay within a certain foundation, especially if you like to improvise without a recipe when cooking - a sort of freeform jazz kitchen style.
Hawaii, Yucatan, Yemen, West Africa, Morocco and beyond. There’s 36 different countries in total and you’ll be surprised at just how similar, and just how different, some of them can be when placed side by side.
If you want to get creative in the kitchen without recipes why not print this, hang it on the fridge and use it the next time you fancy rustling up a dish with a normandy feel.