This impressive infographic from Kit Stone shows 'How to Recreate 36 World Cuisines with Three Spices.' The simple spices and ingredients include kitchen basics such as cumin, cinnamon, cloves, rosemary and onion, but the real flavors of a country start to come out when you get the right three together.
To capture the essence of French flavors, it's as easy as combining things like wine, basil and garlic. For Greece, it's a fresh and zesty mix of lemon, olive oil and oregano. There are even some combinations for Louisiana, Hawaii and the Midwest. Who knew that it was so easy to boil down some of the most delicious flavors from all over the world into such simple combinations?