I couldn't find a thread on this so here's my question: How much equipment does a cook really need? Beyond two of three knives and the obvious equipment such as an oven, cooktops, and a cutting board there's a whole world of tools and accessories but which stuff is really the most useful and versatile? Are there things every cook should have? For example how many frying pans and pots and saute pans does one really need? What sizes? As a poor but enthusiastic cook whom happens to be an art student who finally moved into a new place with a decent kitchen I am currently buying some kit but I am having a hard time deciding what I really need for the most possible versatility. Any advice?