What is good food? Why do some combinations of foods work so well? It's all a question of how we taste. Using the principles of the Southeast Asian taste theory, Tom Kime shows why combining the four main tastes of hot, sour, salty and sweet guarantees truly delicious results, every time. Here are 150 stunning recipes that guarantee to excite all the senses with fresh flavours, vibrant colours and contrasting textures. Tom's simple rule of thumb can be applied to all the food we cook and eat at home, from simple dishes to whole meals where wine becomes one of the components. Recipes are influenced by great world cuisines and include Spiced Pear and Goat's Cheese Salad, Salt-and-spice Roasted Pork Belly with Caramelised Peanut and Chilli Dressing and Creme Brulees with Cinnamon and Earl Grey.