Why yes! Utilize sites like this one for recipe information. ZAM and other fan sites have recipe guides for every craft. You just have to collect the ingredients needed for the synth in game and make sure you have the shards/crystals.
For starters, you can grind fish for low level culinary AND alchemy.
You can sponsor the materials yourself with fishing in town or in a rank 1 area outside of town.
Here is a site that shows recipes and spots to gather fish. http://www.disciplesoftheland.com/