You do not have to read through all the ingredient books. You only need to read the sets that are in the game, and only when new books are put onto the table.
Cost: An orange 1-chip costs 3 coins.
Bonus: None. A 1-chip in the pot has no particular function other than filling the pot by 1 space. It is the least expensive chip in the game.
Cost: A Blue 1-chip costs 5 coins, a 2-chip costs 10, and a 4-chip costs 19. …