Most used ingredient in your kitchen

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  1. robbie rensel

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    Mirapoix is exempt from this, along with garlic.  I think this could make for some interesting answers depending on the kitchen you are in.  Sometimes we use things that just seem second nature to us, but we do not really realize how much of it we actually use.  This will vary hugely for ethnic cuisines and I am excited to hear about it.  For us, it is shallots.  They seem to go in everything, vinaigrette's, sauces, salads, etc...  We just always have them around.
     
  2. adamburgerdavis

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    Butter.
     
  3. pollopicu

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    Olive oil.
     
  4. pirate-chef

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    shallots, citronette ( very nice olive oil ( 2/3) mixed with lemon juice ( 1/3) this is the finisher for a lot of the cress and some of the dishes so basically ends on most plates. also a mix of melted butter and xantana for the veg.
     
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    African mold spores and elephant dung
     
  6. evilporkchop

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    Sugar and fishsauce.

    sometimes together.....not a great smell
     
  7. foodie2pro

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    Potatoes; inevitable when cooking in Idaho. At one point I watched as the same person order potato soup to start, potato battered chicken, and a side of mashed potatoes to go with it.
     
  8. junglist

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    Salt /img/vbsmilies/smilies/chef.gif

    Working in an Italian style kitchen, we use an insane amount of parsley: it's in our sauces, dishes, mise, and garnishes. 
     
  9. meezenplaz

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    As in things I always use and reeeely miss when I'm out?

    Wet:

    White wine (to cook with) and worcestershire sauce, Lea Perrin's

    of course accept no substitutions.

    Food wise:

    Mushrooms, can never keep enuf around

    Dry:

    Ginger
     
  10. countrykook

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    Pepper & peppers
     
  11. wvman2374

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    butter, beef, pork
     
  12. pedrof

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    BUTTER!!
     
  13. berndy

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    ?????????????????????????
     
  14. chefhow

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    Salt and Pepper blend, EVERYTHING needs to be seasoned
     
  15. robbie rensel

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    I am going to have to agree with the butter option.  Everything is better with butter, and yes I am getting t shirts made with that on it.  I love to use plugra butter.  Any favorites out there?
     
  16. sergeantpepper

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    Can't boil water
    Water.
     
  17. cacioepepe

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    Blend? You mix salt and pepper together?
     
  18. lagom

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    Yep butter, it is a wonderful thing. I use a good bit of booze too. Everything gets salt.