Foodie Essential

Basil is basil, right? Not if you're reading The Illustrated Cook's Book of Ingredients. You'll learn the difference between Purple Ruffle and African Blue, and ten other types of basil with this guide. This handy book is made by the same people who make the DK Eyewitness series, which means it is highly visual and thoroughly informational. The Illustrated Cook's Book includes both common and exotic ingredients split into 10 major categories. You'll learn more about roots and tubers, spices, and vinegar - likely more than you thought possible. The pages also include quick tips on how to buy, store, and eat each item. 

Whether you enjoy cooking or try to avoid it, this book will help you bring out your inner foodie.