Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ten Essential Ingredients

I'm a list maker, so I'm intrigued by the idea of making a list of the 10 most essential ingredients.

What makes them "essential?" These are ingredients that impart a lot of flavor and demonstrate an amazing level of versatility. I consider them my "go to" favorites, for various reasons. I intend to explore each one more thoroughly. And maybe revisit the list in the future.

1. Extra-virgin olive oil
2. Garlic
3. Tomatoes
4. Sweet onion
5. Fresh-ground black pepper
6. Butter
7. Tomatoes
8. Bacon
9. Limes
10. Parmigiano-reggiano

What ingredients do you consider essential to your cooking?

1 comment:

  1. I know how to make one dish, so my list of essential ingredients is easy: 1. Bowl 2. Milk 3. Frosted Mini-Wheats (24 oz. box). But seriously: Thank you for including bacon on this list. Now that you've deemed it essential, I hope I start seeing it a lot more around here.