Want to be a better cook? Some people would tell you that you need to master complicated techniques and recipes. Others might say you should buy fancy tools and sharper knives. They’re all wrong.

The secret to transforming the way you cook is not radical—it is right in front of you. You can make the same dishes that you’ve been making, but make them better. You don’t need shiny new equipment. You don’t need new techniques. All you need is a few new ingredients.

Click through the gallery above to see all of the recipes for ingredients that will take your cooking to the next level.