Aromatic herbs and vegetables help to build the foundation of dishes, ingredients like onion, celery, garlic and carrots all fall into the family of aromatic ingredients.
Understanding how to successfully combine aromatic ingredients is a key building block when cooking foods and this inforgaphic from Coocksmarts is a great place to learn.
It breaks down a number of different types of cuisine and explains the key aromatics needed to cook them.
For example, if you’re wanting to cook Cajun food you should start with onion, celery and green bell pepper, Chinese and you want to go for garlic, scallions and ginger.
The infographic also offers up suggestions on ingredients you can use to substitute and what oils will work best with each style of cuisine. There's also this Spice Infographic to hlp you cook cuisine from all over the world.