Food is a vital component of life for every human being. People from every country of the globe use different combinations of herbs, spices, and cooking methods to produce delicious food. Looks at the changing characteristics of food during the cooking process. Also investigates how the addition or substitution of an ingredient or an alternative cooking method can make a dish unique, exciting, and typical of a certain country or region. As a cook, be aware of how and why food changes, as it is only then that you can become a true master chef in your own kitchen.