[rant mode on] Well, I'm not a chef, just a backyard broiler. But I have a beef with cookbooks and recipes in general. Invariably, I will have a recipe I want to prepare, but am lacking or cannot find some of the ingredients. I usually substitute something in the ball park, but it doesnt come out right, or does it? I dont know... but what I would really like to see is more substitution suggestions. For example, instead of ground coriander, what? Or "coriander leaves and twigs" **** I cannot find this anywhere... and its just Thai chicken wings for cryin out loud! Theres others... Sesame oil... cant find it... Balsamic vinegar? $40 bucks a bottle, i dont think so! Am I off track here when thinking that some of these exotic ingredients are a bit much for the home team to use? Truffel oil? Does anyone have a good site or reference for alternatives to hard to find ingredients?