Just as a fashion designer swears by satin and silk, a culinary expert must be armed by his or her ingredients to make magic in the kitchen. Chef Michael Symon of The Chew and Iron Chef is no exception.
The ingredients Symon can't live without range from the classic to the bold. While most people can agree that salt is an excellent flavor-enhancer, many may not utilize horseradish for the same purpose. And although bacon is ever-popular, it might not make the cut on other chefs' lists.
Check out the slideshow above for Chef Michael Symon's eight must-have ingredients in the kitchen and use them to spice up your own cooking!