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Cooking comes down to one simple truth: You're only as good as your ingredients. And that means buying the good stuff. No, it doesn't have to be organic, artisanal or even expensive. It just has to be real. Here's an essential pantry checklist of genuine staples for your kitchen.
The real cheese, not the powdered stuff in a can, has a salty, nutty almost spicy quality.
Garlic peaks right after its been crushed or pressed, making dried or jarred varieties less flavorful.
Table salt is bleached and filled with chemicals. Kosher salt is chemical free and sea salt has a rich, smooth flavor.