Based on my anxiety of not having it available to me, and my excitement of finding it when I opened up the box, I've compiled a list of my absolutely essential cookware that, if I were stranded on a desert island (with a range and full array of food available), I would want at my disposal.
- A nice, 12" saucepan. May not be the BEST for everything, but I think you could cook just about anything in it. And a decent quantity of it, too.
- Wooden spoon
- Chef's knife
- Cutting board
Everything else is just icing on the cake. Although, if I were allowed a 5th item, because these lists always seem to occur in multiples of 5, I'd add my Le Creuset Dutch Oven. It can do a few things the saucepan can't. But more importantly, it's pretty and I love it. Also, it's damn heavy, so if some wild animal tried to come after me I could probably kill them with it.