WHAT'S ALWAYS IN YOUR KITCHEN?
Avocado: "It's one of my favorite snacks; I halve it and season it with soy sauce, sesame seeds, and lemon juice."
-- Rocco DiSpirito, host of Now Eat This! with Rocco DiSpirito
Frozen pizza: "I sprinkle it with fresh Parmesan, olive oil, and chili flakes."
-- Wolfgang Puck, owner of Sago restaurants
San Marzano canned tomatoes: "I use a can to put together a quick weeknight pasta sauce."
-- Ina Garten, host of Barefoot Contessa
Sweet Georgia Vidalia onions: "They're the best on the planet. I always have a basketful."
-- Trisha Yearwood, host of Trisha's Southern Kitchen
Dark Chocolate: "I keep 70% on hand as a snack."
-- Curtis Stone, host of Top Chef Masters and Around the World in 80 Plates
Sweet baker's butter: "The higher the fat content the better, because it gives the finished product a richer taste."
-- Buddy Valastro, star of Cake Boss
Vanilla: "It's my magical ingredient in pancakes and waffles."
-- Ree Drummond, host of The Pioneer Woman
Taken from the book Celebrity Chefs published by Hearst Books.