Food Discussion : I refuse to cook without my _______!


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Jan 11, 2008
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Kitchen Must Have's

The holy trinity - ginger, garlic and onions

Paprika, cayenne, curry, black pepper, basil and oregeno, are spice staples

Must have a clean kitchen!

Love to have my ipod playing nearby, and good cookware is a must!


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Nov 15, 2009
If it came down to an absolute, my answer is a really good salt. It flavors, tenderizes and preserves with out the need for refrigeration. Other than that, I would not want to do without my herb & spice rack, my knives, my cast iron, and my good extra virgin olive oil.


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Oct 15, 2005
The 602
I refuse to cook without my......

electric wok, olive, grapeseed and sesame oils, slow cooker, cast iron skillet, my copper bottom pot, springform pans, garlic press, onions (white, yellow, green and red), two favorite prep knives--my pare or slice and chop anything knives--Lea and Perrin worchestershire, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

There's not much that I don't do in my kitchen every day that I'm not working with something from that list above--especially my wok, the oils, garlic, onions and chipotle peppers.

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Feb 28, 2009
So many have already covered my staples....

I was taught to "clean as I cook," so sudsy sink is a must for me too.

"The Trinity" (check)

crock pot (check)

pressure cooker


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Feb 26, 2013
Sister Bootzey ... i'm not much of a cook ... but the one thing i can't cook without ... is a sink full of hot, soapy, dishwater! :D

It makes me uncomfortable, to see people cooking without it!

As a matter of fact, i'd rather do the cleaning (after) of the kitchen, than the cooking ... if i have a choice! :wink:

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My mama always stressed being a clean, hygienic cook was apart of being a great cook. Always keep it clean. Clean hands, counter, utensils, everything!!! lol

Don't know what it is I'd refuse to cook without, because I've had to do with very, very little before, and still come up with something.


Sep 14, 2015
I refuse to cook without my copper cookware . It has the best heat conductivity coupled with a good heat capacity/volume unit. It also looks pretty nice. Getting some copper cookware is a bit like getting a microwave or a serious chef's knife - once you get it you can't go without.

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