What are your favorite ingredients and tools? I love Italian cooking, so some things you'll always find in my kitchen are good olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, artichokes, ricotta, San Marzano canned tomatoes, the best Italian bread, garlic, and pasta. In everyday cooking, I love Diamond Crystal kosher salt or Maldon sea salt flakes. I believe one detail that no home cook should overlook is how to properly season their food. I am also a big fan of using fresh herbs in my cooking. You will commonly find fresh basil, thyme, mint, oregano, rosemary, and Italian flat-leaf parsley growing at my house. I am very selective when it comes to kitchen tools and will only buy things that I know I will use on a regular basis. I also won't skimp on the quality. If it's going to be something I use very frequently, I spend the money necessary to have the very best. Because of this, my collection of favorite kitchen tools has grown slowly over time.