'Real Flavours' is the handbook of ingredient information - from beans, breads and charcuterie through salt, pepper and olive oil to teas and vinegars: it not only tells you what an ingredient is and what it should look and taste like, it also tells you what it goes with and how to use it. With plenty of wit and anecdotes from a life spent travelling, cooking on TV, and writing for magazines and newspapers, Glynn Christian's book is a work of reference you'll end up reading like a novel. In his introduction he says "Ingredient knowledge means kitchen power, it means you know what goes with what and how to make something much more delicious in far less time. 'Real Flavours' even answers the questions you didn't know you should have asked. It's the ingredient handbook that makes every other cookbook work.