Secret Ingredients: 13 Foods Chefs Can't Live Without

From the humble onion to exotic Epelette pepper, here are 13 must-have secret ingredients from Sara Moulton, Art Smith, Eric Ripert and other top chefs and food personalities (14 Photos)

Katie Workman on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:12PM

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Secret Ingredients: 13 Foods Chefs Can't Live Without

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Red Wine Vinegar

"I always reach for red wine vinegar. A tiny splash in anything from a sauce to sautéed fruit wakes up the flavors without getting in the way."

—Alex Guarnaschelli, Food Network star and executive chef of New York City’s The Darby

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