Friday, August 1, 2008

Question of the day

OK, here's the first one of many:

What ingredient can you not live without, and why?

9 comments:

Allen said...

Salt. Absolutely. It goes in everything.

And you literally can't live without it.

Nicole said...

Salt is a pretty important part of all my cooking, too! I also LOOOOOVE freshly ground black pepper. I put it on almost everything.

Allen said...

Yeah, it's amazing how much better freshly ground pepper tastes than that pre-ground stuff that restaurants put on the tables. I love watching my Basic Foods students when we do our spice tasting and they taste freshly ground pepper side by side with pre-ground.

Ross Pruden said...

Easy one—salt. Doi.

Kate said...

salt and hot sauce!

Ross Pruden said...

Kate, that's two! :)

Nicole said...

My husband puts hot sauce on just about everything. It's crazy! I don't use it too much, but I do love chipotle Tabasco and that super-hot chili garlic sauce.

Nicole said...

Oh, yeah, and I love to put Tabasco on popcorn!!

Neil said...

Definitely olive oil. I can cook without salt in a pinch, as it were (you can get by with soy sauce, for example), but I couldn't imagine life without good olive oil. Sauteeing, marinating, dressing, dipping... all depend on it.