Cabbage is a software for prototyping and developing audio plugins with the Csound audio synthesis language. It provides users with a powerful toolkit for the development of cross-platform audio software. This document will take you through the basics of using Cabbage. It starts with a look at features provided by the run-time player, or standalone host, and then moves on to some simple examples. The text concludes with a reference section for the various GUI controls available in Cabbage. It's assumed that the reader has some prior knowledge of Csound. For details on the Csound language please the Csound homepage