ONE ADVANTAGE OF renting an apartment while traveling, is that it provides me with a place to cook. I then go out to the local market and pick up fresh ingredients, especially spices. Those plastic-encased piles of dust I get in my hometown supermarket are really no match for freshly ground, or just-been-picked flavors, and trying to recreate dishes back home in the USA is usually really disappointing. This infographic is my new favorite thing though — I don’t have to get all fancy and complicated with my cooking, just add three of these ingredients to anything I make, and I’ve become an instant international chef.

Let the baller dinner parties commence! (click to enlarge)

Infographic via The ShortList