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In our annual poll of 100 top chefs, we asked about their kitchen essentials and cooking inspirations. Here, more favorites from our chef panel.

Ingredients

What’s your favorite type of salt?

38%


24%


10%



What’s your favorite type of non-black pepper?

31%


12%


12%



What’s your favorite butter?

31%


8%


8%



What’s your favorite part of the pig?

50%


20%


10%



Where do you get your favorite cured meat?

6%

salumicuredmeats.com

4%


4%

laquercia.us

We’ve been seeing a lot of grains on menus. What’s your favorite?

26%


22%


20%



What’s worth making from scratch as a home cook?

29%


19%


15%



What’s your favorite newfangled ingredient for cooking?

30%



Equipment

What’s your favorite pan?

39%


14%


10%



What’s your favorite new equipment or technology to make its way into the U.S. kitchen?

26%


14%


12%


12%

Plancha

Drinks

What’s your cocktail of choice?

14%


14%


6%



Travel

What’s your favorite restaurant in the world?

6%


6%


4%


4%


4%



What is the best food destination in the world?

18%


12%


12%


12%



Restaurant Trends

What’s the next big menu trend?

28%


16%


10%



What food trend do you want to disappear?

20%


14%



Other

How much of a role does science play in your kitchen? Please answer on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being all about the ingredients and 10 being all about the science.

33%


19%


15%


15%



What’s your favorite cookbook?

6%

Joy of Cooking

4%

Chez Panisse

4%

Larousse Gastronomique

4%

The Zuni Cafe Cookbook

If you could open a fast-food place, what would it be?

18%


14%


10%



What kind of music do you think diners should listen to at your restaurant?

35%


10%


3%


3%



What kind of shoes do you wear in the kitchen?

38%


12%


10%


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