right, ive been into my cooking for a while now, i'd say i'm a cook, not a chef .. chefs in my eyes, make there own meals up off the top of their heads, i can do this on a basic level.. but a cook, like me .. i just get a decent cook book, find some spankin fancy nosh ..follow the Method word for word .. and end up with a nice meal .. so ... i'd like to step up a level .. now my question for the forum foodies.. i watch alot of food programs, read stuff, and they are always going on about the correct/right balance of sweet & sours .. like those gimps on masterchef , its their favourite catchphrase im sure.. now how / and what is this balance .. where does the sour come from and where the sweet ? .. all in one meal obviously.. id like to understand flavour combination's and what works well together, sweet / sours, etc .. so then hopefully id be able to start making meals up off the top of my bonce . so 2 anyone that has a slightest idea.. what the fuck is this perfect balance of sweet & sours .. and what food groups would these list under.. and its salty , sweet , sour , spicy .. blah blah blah .. i think once this is understood, and you learn what foods compliment each other .. then your on to a winner right ???