Nothing beats herbs and spices for adding lots of flavor in a little time--and now it's easy to choose just the right ones to jazz up your dish perfectly. From a windfall of fresh basil to crisp mint, you'll learn how to increase the depth and complexity of your food. Go right to the charts for quick advice on tastefully matching herbs or spices with different foods, or to use the ones you have on hand with confidence. Follow the tips and variations for customizing each recipe. Then start preparing dozens of wonderful meals--like Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup with lemongrass, Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Grapes, and much more!